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Legacy Project

Clean Start

Millions of people in Nepal have no access to electricity and rely on firewood, kerosene and cow dung for their lighting and cooking needs. The resulting conditions harm human health, are damaging to the environment and make economic development more challenging. To address this, Winrock is working with Ace Development Bank and local financial institutions, renewable technology suppliers, and others to make financing for the installation of renewable energy technologies more readily available. Financial support from the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has led to nearly 11,000 households receiving sustainable forms of electricity from small solar systems and cleaner cooking solutions from improved cook stoves and biogas facilities.

Funder: United Nations Capital Development Fund

Project Timeline: June 4, 2014 - March 31, 2018

Country: Nepal

Program Areas: Access to Finance, Clean Energy and Environment and Clean Energy