Glimpses

What’s not to like about an initiative that provides free electricity to a remote village in the Thar Desert? These images narrates the story of the brightening of lives of the people of Oan village, with the help of a social enterprise, Uth-Oye!.

The Magic Lamp

The Magic Lamp

The Magic Lamp

When we first heard of a village in Thar that had yet to be equipped with electrical lines, we did a double take. What year were we in? Had the Island teleported us back in time? Because there is no way an entire village should be devoid of electricity in 2010.
Childhood Memories

Childhood Memories

Seriously, think about it for a second. There is no electricity there. At all. There go 90% of your childhood memories right there. No Transformers or Thundercats growing up, no VHS tapes of cheesy family functions and no embarrassing pictures of you through puberty? Nothing.
Clinton Global Initiative

Clinton Global Initiative

So we partnered up with the Clinton Global Initiative ? U and the Pakistan Sustainability Network and installed 30 solar lamps in the Oan village. The logistical nightmare aside, it proved to be a godsend for this small community and left them beaming. Literally. In one fell swoop, these guys got their hands on technology that we still isn?t commonplace. Someone up there sure has a strange sense of humor.
2nd phase of deployment

2nd phase of deployment

We are now on the 2nd phase of deployment for this project and are in the process of installing more lamps there. If you are in Karachi, and want to volunteer, send an email to hello@uth-oye.com
FOR THE SUPREMELY LAZY

FOR THE SUPREMELY LAZY

FOR THE SUPREMELY LAZY Villagers of Oan looked in disgust as other villager\s would run around shouting ?Merey Gaon Main Bijli Aayi Hai!!!? We gave them solar lamps that capture the sun?s heat and turn it into light. Villagers of Oan now laugh mockingly at the electricity bills of other villages

One Response to “Glimpses”

  1. Irfan #

    WOW great to see your website and have company exist in Pakistan to THINK about how to save “Drop of Water” can i see some more success or case studies done in Pakistan, In community work.

    I am working on Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) programme in Tamil Nadu and I look forward for your recommendation as well for the city of karachi and get the model village or Katchi Abadi.

    Thanks
    Irfan
    imirfan@gmail.com

    June 14, 2013 at 12:20 am Reply

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