Diya Foundation


Decentralized Renewable Energy

Renewable energy has emerged as a transformative force in the lives of small entrepreneurs residing in remote areas of Assam and Meghalaya. These regions have long struggled with unreliable energy supply, resulting in inconsistent income for small businesses. Recognizing this challenge, the Diya Foundation initiated a program aimed at supporting 350 entrepreneurs engaged in various sectors such as tailoring, eri-spinning, farming, Animal Husbandry , and small petty shop businesses. This intervention not only addresses the energy gaps hindering their livelihood but also serves to break down barriers and enhance the community’s understanding of the potential of solar energy as a solution.

Renewable Energy: A Catalyst for Sustainable Livelihoods:

The Diya Foundation’s program focuses on harnessing renewable energy sources, primarily solar power, to alleviate the energy-related challenges faced by small entrepreneurs. By providing them with access to reliable and constant energy, this initiative aims to empower these entrepreneurs and create a conducive environment for their businesses to thrive.

Addressing Energy Gaps:

The erratic energy supply in remote areas has been a major hindrance to the consistent growth of small businesses. Lack of electricity disrupts production cycles, limits operating hours, and hampers the overall efficiency of these enterprises. However, by implementing solar energy solutions, the Diya Foundation has bridged this gap and ensured a continuous energy supply, enabling entrepreneurs to operate their businesses without interruptions. This newfound consistency in energy flow has significantly improved their productivity and income.

Diversified Support for Multiple Sectors:

The Diya Foundation’s program extends its support to various sectors that are vital to the local economy. Small entrepreneurs engaged in tailoring, eri spinning, farming, poultry rearing, and small petty shop businesses have been provided with solar-powered equipment and infrastructure, enabling them to enhance their productivity and expand their businesses. By catering to a diverse range of sectors, this intervention ensures holistic economic development and broad-based impact on the community.

Overcoming Conceptual Barriers:

One significant achievement of the program is the dispelling of misconceptions and misconceived notions about solar energy among the local community. By witnessing firsthand the positive impact of renewable energy on small businesses, community members have come to realize that solar energy can effectively address their energy-related problems. This shift in perception has not only increased the acceptance and adoption of renewable energy solutions but has also paved the way for the long-term sustainability of these initiatives.

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