BOOND's first identity is that of a social enterprise, working towards building social capital to generate last mile impact that addresses not only clean lighting issue but also spans its operations to deal with various social issues like improved quality of education, better health services, generate livelihood options and others.
Mentioned here are a few social projects undertaken by BOOND in its journey so far:
BOOND in collaboration with Columbia University has innovated one of its kind pre-paid model to provide solar power to the scattered and remote communities of UP and Rajasthan. Through this approach a person is free of any fixed fee to use solar energy and can pay for only as much as they use.
Grass-root innovation to empower the underserved: Powering Milk Collection centers in UNNAO
Boond has powered more than 300 milk collection centers in rural villages of Unnao district. Working in collaboration with local milk cooperative, Boond engineered customize solutions to power quality control instruments at various collection centers. The impact on the dairy supply was multifold.
Supply chain became more efficient
Improved Quality Control
No Middle-man, profit goes directly to the seller
Reduced cost and Energy use
Light for Education Program
There are umpteen numbers of students in Indian villagesthat cannot study at night because there is no light. In association with Mr. Keepi foundation BOOND provides lighting solutions at the remotest and very scattered areas of Western India. Powering better education system through uninterrupted and affordable lighting solutions.
Digital Education Program
This project aims at improving the quality of education provided in rural schools by devising solar powered digital education program, that brings the whole world of knowledge to students of schools where even the basic infrastructure is missing.
Powering Rural Healthcare
Boond aims to provide uninterrupted energy access to rural healthcare centers and improve upon the quality of healthcare facilities. To deliver the same we partnered with grass root organizations like KARMA healthcare & Aajeevika Bureau to understand the correlation between energy access & quality of healthcare services delivered.
Hole in the WALL
Children are curious and inquisitive and if given avenues to explore they can create a whole world of knowledge for themselves and others. Following the renowned concept of Hole in the Wall, solar powered computers for community use especially kids in rural areas to use computer at ease of access and give them opportunity to catalyze their learning cycle.
Boond has presence across Delhi NCR, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and other northern states of India.