For a Musahar community village in Samastipur district of Bihar, State Bank of India (SBI) is much more than a bank. It ended their drudgery of travelling four kilometres to a kirana shop just to charge mobile phones.
SBI fellows Somil Daga and Ajay Kumar, two engineers, installed a solar powered charging station in their hamlet in collaboration with Aga Khan rural support organisation. Now, they are building a solar powered lighting station at a cost of Rs 80,000 that will light up every household with one bulb. The crowd funding campaign of these young engineers has so far raised Rs 500,000 for the hamlet, and is still on.
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