Bringing solar powered light to India's urban poor
Out of €5,000
February 9, 2015Find out more
Allocation of funds
<p> <em><strong>SUPPORT ME - HELP ME RAISE €5,000</strong></em></p> <p> </p> <p> Before I leave for India on March 24th, 2015, I’ve set myself the objective of <strong>fundraising €5,000</strong>. These funds will go to Pollinate Energy’s Programs to <strong>reach out to new communities</strong> and equip them with these sustainable and life changing products as well as to cover basic living expenses on the ground and flights. The fundraising target needed for each city is equivalent to €35,000, of which I will be contributing €3,500 thanks to you. This will directly help us set up operations in another city in India, which will be <strong>financially self-sustainable</strong> after 12-13 months, thanks to the revenue from the sale of products. The remaining €1,500 will cover my flights, part of my living expenses on the ground and costs of running this campaign.</p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="Income-1422956055" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/158436/income-1422956055.png"></p> <p> </p> <p> <img alt="Expenses-1422956065" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/158437/expenses-1422956065.png"></p> <p> </p> <p> Your donations will also contribute to on the ground research in the communities to better understand their needs and therefore help define the most suited distribution strategy and develop new products to help improve the lives and health of India’s urban poor. Pollinate Energy is currently operating in <strong>Bangalore and Hyderabad</strong>, however with 390 million people in India without access to electricity there is an urgent need to reach out to other major Indian cities which have a high concentration of Urban poor communities.</p> <p> </p> <p> <img src="https://images.indiegogo.com/file_attachments/1187454/files/20150201015224-Making_a_sale.jpg?1422784344"></p> <p> </p> <p> <em><strong>THE AMBITION</strong></em></p> <p> </p> <p> By the end of 2015, Pollinate Energy plans to operate in three or four Indian cities, providing sustainable, clean energy to more than 100,000 people living in urban poverty.</p> <p> </p> <p> With access to adequate resources, Pollinate Energy has the potential to operate across 50 major Indian cities, servicing a total of around 35,000 communities. Pollinate Energy’s model could also be replicated outside of India, both in urban and rural areas and in refugee and emergency rehabilitation facilities.</p> <p> </p> <p> <strong>Thank you very much for taking the time to read.</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> <strong>Please support the cause, Donate. Or at least share my campaign on your favorite social network :-)</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> <img src="https://images.indiegogo.com/file_attachments/1187460/files/20150201015426-Our_work_small.jpg?1422784466"></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
- 7 contributions
Thank you so much for your support! You're supporting a great cause.
Estimated delivery: March 2015
- 22 contributions
Share my experience through my blog! Full and exclusive access to my private blog, with photos, stories and updates of my experience in India! I promise you funny anecdotes, philosophical essays on various topics such as life, the universe, India, elephants, etc., and lots of pictures!
Estimated delivery: April 2015
- 21 contributions
Thank you postcard from India. Receive the above (blog access) plus I will send you a personalised thank you postcard from India with my first impressions and progress so far. I will even make an effort with my handwriting, I promise!
Estimated delivery: August 2015
- 25 contributions
Indian spices and teas. Receive all of the above (blog and postcard) plus I will send you an authentic selection of Indian spices and tea leaves that I will carefully select myself at one of the beautiful Indian markets. Imagine your house being filled with the aromas of Curry, Cardamom, or Curcuma, or waking up on a lazy Sunday with the most emblematic Indian teas: Assam, Nilgiri or the champagne of teas, Darjeeling tea... Special requests are welcome!
Estimated delivery: December 2015
- 23 contributions
Light up a Pollinator! Receive all of the above (blog, postcard, spices & teas), plus your contribution will sponsor and light up the life of a Pollinator, one of the local micro-business owners! Thanks to your contribution, the Pollinator will have a stable job where he/she will learn how to manage their own mini-franchise. I will send you a picture of your pollinator at work making a difference at Pollinate Energy.
Estimated delivery: January 2016
- 5 contributions
Limited edition sculpture. Receive all of the above (blog, postcard, spices & teas and lighting up a Pollinator), plus receive this limited edition sculpture by Isabelle de Bellefroid, a renowned Belgian artist. Click on the picture to see it in full; the sculpture is 26cm high. This sculpture, named "Hope" is the official symbol of my campaign and represents the hope of children in India. Check out more of the artist’s work at http://www.isabelle-debellefroid-sculpteur.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isabelle-de-Bellefroid-sculpteur/155464331139516?fref=t .
Estimated delivery: June 2015