Australian Social Enterprise Lights Up India’s Slums
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Pollinate Energy was founded by six young Australians in 2012, following a blackout in India that left more than 600 million people without power.
With backgrounds in sustainability, renewable energy technology and economics, they understood that they could use simple solar lights to address energy poverty.
Globally, more than 1.3 billion people don’t have access to electricity, and over 300 million are in India alone. Despite economic development this represents 25 per cent of the country’s population.
Pollinate Energy’s Australian national manager Manita Ray told Pro Bono Australia News about the impact of energy poverty on people living in India’s urban slums.