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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

First International Bank ( F I B ) - Two MORE Villages & RURAL Banking Implemented

THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL BANK (FIB) Have joined the efforts of the ComAfrique-InteliZon Initiative by sponsoring two villages - nominated by His Excellency, President Jammeh.  The Villages of Bunuborr and Santaba in the Foni Districts have now been implemented as well.
A total of 101 Lights were given to the Villages at independnt ceremonies by representatives of F I B Bank.
Mr Cyril, Ms Veronica and Mr Abduali of FIB accompanied the Implementation team.  A big thanks from ComAfrique-InteliZon to Mr Pa-Ousman Njie and the rest ot the FIB team.
RURAL BANKING services were also intiated with the Kanilai Branch manager of FI B bankvisiting all the other villages in the FONIs where the ZonLight Commitees have already been established.

Thus this Initiative has now introduced Rural banking as well.  The Manager of FIB bank will make monthly visits to each of the villages in the Fonis.  Jakoi Gibbirick, Battendeng, Bujhinga, Jirramba, Kallang and now Bunnuborr and Santaba will all be able to bank their ZonLight Funds with FIB at their doorstep.

This current implementation created the following committees :

1. Abdoulai jarju- 7297054.
2. bubacarr jarju- 6362639
3. Fanta Gibba- 7579092
4. Yafai colley- 7222315
5. Alkali Kitim jarju- 7511013

Number of Lights given- 55 lights
Basic ZonLights- 43, ZonII- 9 and Zonhome- 3

1. Ansumana Bonjang- 7352933
2. Seaka Bonjang-
3. Fatou Jarji- 6336581
4. Omie Jarji
5. Alkali Famara bojang- 6235759.

Number of light given: 46
Basic ZonLights- 34, ZonLIght II - 9 and Zonhome- 3

The Implementation Team comprised of  the following persons :
ComAfrique- Famara Dampha, Buba Jarju, Buba Driver

FIB: Mr. Cycril, Ms. Veronica, Mr. Abdulai.

The Following press persons accompanied the team for the Implementation
Daily Observor- Mr Sheriff Barry
GRTS- Mr. Lamin Saho, Mr. Buba Darboe.

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