ONergy and Adhikar Microfinance has impacted over 10,000 households in Odisha by offering financing to purchase solar lanterns. This partnership allows ONergy to reach impoverished people with a household income of Rs 4,000 -10,000 per month. Villagers were previously spending Rs 100-180 per month on kerosene, firewoods and poor quality flashlights to get light during power cuts. They are now using high quality solar lighting product ‘Beacon’ which has multiple features and 3 modes of lighting, multipurpose solar lanterns to light various activities in the evenings ranging from kids studying, women folk working on income generation like garment sewing, toy-making to mobile charging. As ONergy continues to reach more of the 100,000 households that MFIs in Odisha serve, its impact in Odisha will continue to grow.
Bradford, Nathaniel; Francks, Erica; and Whisler, Carson, "ONergy Case Studies: Seven Years of Impact and Innovation" (2016). Miller Center Fellowship. 69.