YourStory Sociopreneurship finalist Social enterprise Nuru Energy which aims to provide affordable, clean, safe and functional energy solutions to rural households in India and East Africa has been selected as one of the top 15 projects among nearly 900 global entries in the Ashoka Changemakers Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition.To proceed into the finals of the competition and have a chance to win the final award – they need your valuable vote by the 10th of August.
"Your vote here http://www.changemakers.com/economicopportunity/entries/nuru-energy-empower-rural-energy-entrepreneurship-india?breadcrumb_type=semifinalists could help us to spread the light among populations in India and Africa, who need it the most. All it takes is less than 5 minutes of your time to register on the changemakers website, click on the email received and cast your vote.
We will be really thankful if you could also spread the word among your family and friends to enable them to vote and thus help in spreading the light !" says Deepak Punwani, COO, Nuru Energy India.
Nuru Energy aims to provide affordable, clean, safe and functional energy solutions to rural households in India and East Africa that are either unconnected to the electricity grid (off-grid) or have insufficient access to grid energy (on grid - energy deficient markets). Currently, over 90% of these households use kerosene, which is prohibitively expensive and detrimental to both the environment and respiratory health. Nuru Energy has developed and taken to market, individually recharged, modular LED lights and the world's first commercially-available pedal generator, the Nuru POWERCycle, which together form the most effective and affordable lighting solution currently available to households at the base of pyramid(BOP). You can know more about us at www.nurulight.com