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IFC’s Lighting Afghanistan Program Launches Successfully in Kabul

Omnivoltaic Energy Solutions, a Lighting Global Associate, is a manufacturer of quality verified solar lanterns and solar home systems. The company signed an agreement with Lighting Afghanistan for support in entering ... read more

Lighting Pakistan Customer Story: Kubra Khaliq Seamstress and beneficiary of an IFC program to expand solar-powered home lighting systems.

I was born in Jacobabad, grew up, studied and married here. I left a government job when I married and now, after 18 years, I am finally back in the workforce. I work for an NGO where I teach young girls to stitch... read more

Lighting Pakistan Customer Story: Qutub Ali Shah Merchant and owner of a solar lamp distributed through IFC’s Lighting Pakistan program.

I sell household items. I started this business 17 years ago after my father passed away. I had to take care of my family from a young age. I have 14 people in my family, and my two younger brothers and I all work. They ... read more

Lighting Pakistan Customer Story: Imran Khan Shopowner and a beneficiary of an IFC program to expand solar-powered lighting systems.

I live in Jacobabad and run a small shop where I sell mobile airtime and phone cases. I also download songs and ringtones to customers' phones. My parents and four siblings, one younger brother and three sisters, depend ... read more

Lighting Pakistan Customer Story: Muhammad Ali is an entrepreneur and owner of a solar lamp distributed through IFC’s Lighting Pakistan program.

I'm 35 years old. I raise cows, work as a welder, and sometimes as a laborer. I have four boys, six girls and my wife, a total of 11 people, to look after. I am usually in the city around eight hours during the day and g... read more

Lighting Pakistan partner Brighterlite extends its footprint to Thatta, Sindh

Lighting Pakistan, in collaboration with Brighterlite, one of its distribution associates, held a trade event in Thatta, Sindh on June 3, 2016. This was the second event of its kind. The event was designed to help build ... read more

SRE Solutions, Tameer Bank motivate and train staff to deliver on ambitious targets

Lighting Pakistan, its distribution associate SRE Solutions, and SRE solutions’ channel partner Tameer Bank organized a staff recognition and training event in Sahiwal on April 23, 2016. The event was designed to ... read more

Chairman Pakistan Microfinance Network, Nadeem Hussain’s take on alternative energy solutions and its potential in Pakistan

Nadeem Hussain, Chairman of the Pakistan Microfinance Network writes about the energy deficit in Pakistan and impact of global economy on alternative energy solutions in the country. He analyses the energy situation in P... read more

WWF-Pakistan, Brighterlite Pakistan join hands to promote affordable solar technology

World Wide Fund for Nature- Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and Brighterlite Pakistan Private Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to kick-start cooperation for a Pay-As-You-Go solar home systems project in Pakis... read more

Lighting Pakistan partner expands its services in Sindh

Lighting Pakistan, in collaboration with Brighterlite, one of its distribution associates, held a trade event in Jacobabad, Sindh on March 13th. The event was designed to help Brighterlite build awareness and retail netw... read more

Lighting Pakistan partners attract interest at International Exhibition on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

In order to provide its partners a platform to network with movers and shakers in the alternate energy sector, IFC’s Lighting Pakistan Program recently participated in the ‘International Exhibition and Confe... read more

Lighting Pakistan Case Study: Solar Product, Microfinance Loan Bundling

144m Pakistanis do not have access to adequate supply of electricity. Together these on-grid and off-grid consumers spend USD 2.3 billion every year on alternative technologies to cope. [caption id="attachment_558" al... read more

IFC’s Lighting Asia/Pakistan launches consumer awareness campaign in Lahore, Bahawalpur, Thatta

Lighting Asia/Pakistan has launched an awareness campaign to introduce Pakistani consumers to low-cost, high-quality, safe, and reliable solar lighting products that don’t need electricity to run. The campaign is... read more

IFC’s Lighting Pakistan to Help Bring Affordable Solar Lighting to Millions

Islamabad, Pakistan, May 14, 2015—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today launched the Lighting Pakistan program to help provide safe, affordable, high-quality lighting to more than a million Pakistanis, easi... read more

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