Making a difference to Tamil Nadu villagers with mPowerpads
Monday, January 20th, 2014
In December 2013, Third Wave Power was approached by Ms Angela Sim, Managing Director of Affluence Public Relations to donate 50 units of mPowerpad Lite to villagers in India. To enable this, we worked with local NGO Integrated Village Development Project (IVDP) whose founder Kulandei Francis helped to eradicate the use of kerosene lamps in over 179,000 households over the last few decades.
The recipients of the mPowerpads are village dwellers in Anchetty, Sesurajapuram and Kottaiyur in Tamil Nadu who are typically working in agriculture, small goods shops, tea stalls and eateries, construction, plumbing and carpentry. As the villagers have used solar lights before, they were familiar with using mPowerpad even though it comes with more features. They all own basic mobile phones (that they depend on for their livelihoods) which they can now charge using mPowerpad, in addition to having light at night to work and read.
Here’s what Affluence PR has to say, “Affluence PR is proud to be a donor of Third Wave Power’s mPowerpads to villagers in India. Benefiting 50 families who now have access to power in their hands, it is Affluence PR’s intent to help these families experience the benefit of easy access to electricity. Electricity is an integral part of a society’s development. In lengthening the work day by providing a light source at night, using electricity to minimise mundane tasks, and allowing the village to access to information and education that would otherwise not be possible, it is but one company’s contribution to make the world a better place by making it a brighter place. Providing light to one home at a time and enriching lives, this is Affluence PR’s ongoing contribution to the world we live in.”
Thank you Affluence PR!