I am raising money for a prototype energy audit program for the Trust for Village Self Governance, Padur, India, and its Founder and Managing Trustee, Mr. Elango, an Ashoka Fellow and a socio-technological innovator-leader.
Trust for Village Self Governance is a registered charitable trust, involving in developing different kinds of innovative and appropriate technology solutions for sustainable growth in rural areas. A lot of recent efforts have been directed to develop energy solutions and products such as very low energy consuming and repairable LED lights, ceiling fans and wall mounted fans. Potential energy savings are more than 70% They have already set up a manufacturing facility and will utilize local villagers thus creating more income generating opportunities. Right now they are seeking funds for tools to validate their production process.
They are authorized to receive foreign donations but their tax-exempt status is only for India.