About the program
Powering Livelihoods, a partnership between Villgro and CEEW, supports enterprises to deploy Productive Use of Renewable Energy (PURE) solutions to uplift millions of livelihoods across rural India.
Between 2020-23, the initiative supported 14 enterprises, facilitated ~11,500 tech deployments, and enabled ~19,123 livelihoods with 71% being women.
Strategic market expansion by deepening GTM partnerships with rural distributors and SRLMs to enhance awareness & create new markets.
Business growth for enterprises deploying DRE livelihood solutions through customised gender-smart incubation
Seed funding up to INR 25 lakhs.
Stakeholder advocacy: Engage with financiers, investors, and policymakers using impact evidence to unlock support for DRE innovations
Generate evidence-driven impact to showcase scalability for enterprises
Unlock credit for end-user financing to ensure individuals in rural areas have the resources to adopt clean energy solutions
Renewable energy solutions enabling rural livelihoods
For-profit entities with the potential to positively impact rural livelihoods
Enterprises using Renewable Energy (RE) solutions OR enterprises that are willing to integrate RE in solutions
Women-led enterprises are encouraged to submit applications
Enterprises with a strong gender-inclusive solution will be given preference OR enterprises willing to promote gender inclusivity through their business.