This Initiative is a Private Sector Energised India-US-Africa Sustainable Initiative

Ram Mohan is the Managing Director and Founder of ComAfrique and the initiatior of the ComAfrique Initiative. He is also the Honorary Consul General of India in The Gambia.

Dr Kushant Uppal, founder & CEO of InteliZon is a US Citizen, Educated at the Indian Institute of Technology ( Madras) in Chennai, India and thereafter at the University of Southern California - where he settled down for 20 years returning to India to create InteliZon and Intelligent solutions for Rural Lighting.

How ONE Dalasi ( 0.04US$) per Day CAN give you Light for Life

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Developing Sustainability in Villages - A Unique Initiative

Sustainability with Village participation ... driven by Entrepreneurship and Partnership. We can change the world we live in - in our own small way.

Governments should generate and bring light to all corners of the Country. Many development agencies insist that off-grid solar lights should be paid for and not given free. However Our UNIQUE Initiative strives to get the Private Sector / NGOs / or Governments to provide the instruments of Light to remote Villagers and thereafter let the Villagers sustain it by paying for the usage of light. We believe that just selling Solar Lights to Villagers is not the right way. If you want to make it truly sustainable, deliver the means to them and let them pay to sustain it. This is a better form of development.

How does providing sustainable light enhance Food Security?

Villagers who live in darkness, use daylight for income generation. With Light, they are able to enhance their incomes or productivity at night. Children are able to study at night and Education is the driving force behind development. Thus Light is the source of all development.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Western India Cashew Company, Kollam, India - a supporter & partner of the ComAfrique Initiative - have just sponsored the Village of Taibatu in the Western Region of The Gambia. This Cashew growing Village is extatic and jubiliant. They have been singing endless praises of Western India Cashew and ComAfrique Limited - for this Social Initiative and thanking President Jammeh for supporting and encouraging such initiatives. We will soon post pictures of the Implementation Ceremony

Water for Sitanunku Becoming a Reality - Thanks to Marcel Hendricks and Trust Bank

Latest Developments are that the Trust Bank board have approved a Loan to the Village Light Committee of Sitanunku for 100,000GMD to enable them to purchase a Solar Water Pump.  This Loan reimbursable in Three years with a minimal interest will be given on the basis of a guarantee provided by the Villagers by PLEDGING their ZonLights as Collateral to the Bank as well as undertaking to BANK their Village Light Fund with Trust Bank at their Barra Branch.  Letters of Comfort are being provided by Mr Marcel Hendricks, the benevolent sponsor of the ZonLights as well as by ComAfrique Limited.  The Implementation of the Lights will be done next Week.
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