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There are 280 million people living in poverty across India & Nepal, and this number is rapidly growing.

Many slums are not connected to grid electricity or mains water supply, forcing people to go without, or to resort to unsafe products. Families rely on harmful kerosene for their lighting needs, they drink unclean water, and cook with dirty cookstoves.

That's why is partnering with Pollinate Group (formerly known as Pollinate Energy) to empower women as leaders of change to distribute products, such as solar lights and water filters, that improve health, save time and save money for the world’s most neglected communities.

Until 31 May 2019, will match, dollar for dollar, every donation made to Pollinate Group through this page, up to a total of $25,000!

Why donate?

Lakshmi was one of the millions of people living in poverty across India. Together with her four children, 25 year old Lakshmi survived without access to basic needs that Australians take for granted, like energy, clean water and plumbing.

When Pollinate Group first met Lakshmi five years ago she was doing all she could to keep her children in school, but with only toxic kerosene for light, she struggled to finish all her chores each day and her children could not finish their homework in the dark.

Lakshmi was one of Pollinate Group's first customers and she bought a solar light, a product she had never heard of before. To make products affordable to customers, who live on less than $1.50 a day, Lakshmi could purchase the light on a payment plan and compared to kerosene she now saves $A100 a year.

Then last year Lakshmi decided to join Pollinate Group as a sales agent, to sell products that improve the quality of life.

Lakshmi now works with fellow women in the slums to help them save time, money and live healthier and more comfortable lives.

You can make a difference

Pollinate Group empowers women like Lakshmi as leaders of change, to sell products, such as solar lights, water filters and clean cookstoves, that improve health, save time and save money for their peers living in the slums of India and remote villages of Nepal.

Your donation today will provide neglected communities with access to quality solar products, so families can be healthier, save money, and children can study at night. And whatever you give, will double it:

  • $52 - Makes a solar lamp accessible to an ultra poor family, so children can do homework at night.

  • $107 - Enables a family living in poverty to install a solar light home system, which safely lights three areas.

  • $230 - Delivers business skills training and materials to one new woman entrepreneur, like Lakshmi, to distribute solar lights to up to 15 families every month.

(Plus, your donation is tax-deductible.)

Donate Now

Your donation through this page will be matched, dollar for dollar, by to support Pollinate Group up to $25,000!

Just click "Donate Now" at the top of the page, select an amount and follow the steps from there.

You can find out more about International Pollinate Group's work at

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