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Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"There are some schemes around solar in India, however, a lot needs to be improved still around the product selection process."
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"Governments should drive awareness around the causes in my view to support the behaviour change process around the issues."
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"Extremely important, without an after sales commitment and some sort of trial process in the community it is very difficult to initiate the sales process."
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"We engage with local NGOs and key opinion leaders to provide us leads, then run a formal selection process. Post selection we provide mentoring and ongoing support to each entrepreneurs, we have now reached more than 2000 local entrepreneurs with…"
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"We create local village level entrepreneurs who promote the products and drive behaviour change in the community."
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"We have tried direct financing models but they are much harder to scale up in terms of risk management"
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"Have tried both, there a lot of benefits in tying up with MFIs, and this is much easier to scale up in my experience. However, it only addresses about 10% of the population in a typical village in India"
Jun 9, 2014
Gaurav Mehta replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion Design Expo 2014: Online Discussion - Access to Energy
"At Dharma Life in India we have tested consumer finance models with both MFIs and also direct lending models. There is very strong potential for both pay as you go models and also for consumer financed energy solutions"
Jun 9, 2014

Profile Information

Job Title
Founder & CEO
Organisation
Dharmalife
Sector
I am a social entrepreneur
Website:
http://www.dharmalife.in
About my work:
Dharmalife is a social enterprise creating entrepreneurs at the BOP in India.
Topics on my radar:
Agriculture, Base of the Pyramid, Education, Enterprise Development, Finance and Investment, Health, Inclusive Business Models, Measuring Impact, Nutrition, Water

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