Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission – to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by connecting urban slum communities with technology (products). With a focus on affordable sustainable solutions, such as solar lights and improved cookstoves, Pollinate Energy is creating opportunities for development and improving quality of life. With our products people are able to reduce indoor smoke, enjoy better light quality, cease fossil fuel consumption and save money.
We find local people who are passionate about helping slum communities in their area, and train them to develop community links and sell these affordable products to those who need them most. We provide all the support to sustain these micro-social businesses which alleviate the financial, environmental and health costs of kerosene – an expensive, harmful and unsustainable energy source. As we expand our offering of development enabling products our ability to assist communities grows and the sustainability of the business is assured.
By bringing international students together with local Indian representatives, Pollinate Energy also inspires the next generation of global leaders in sustainability and social enterprise. This also ensures that Pollinate Energy remains relevant and agile as the program participants implement new and innovative ideas during their time on the ground in India.