the greater impacts of Solar power
In December of 2015, Chennai experienced intense floods, washing away hundreds of rural homes. The Londor community from Kaliyamundi is one such rural community in South India. The local community came together to support the families displaced with temporary food and shelter.
We had one dream for such villages--to create a safe environment for families and help the Londor community thrive once again by building them a sustainable, Off-Grid Community Center and several solar powered houses. The Kaliyamundi Eco-village in the Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu, India was this dream come true.
Not only did the solar homes provide the Londor community with sustainable housing and electricity, but we have seen impacts far beyond what we anticipated. The community has since experienced increased levels of safety, awareness of health and hygiene, and childhood education, and the levels of alcoholism has decreased by over 60%.
Special thanks to R. K. Swamiji Trust (coordinators TKK Krishnakumar and Sujatha Krishnakumar) without whose support, this project would not have been possible.