Collaborizm Community Story of the Week:
Nepal’s Light Shining Bright As Collaborizm Member Madindra Aryal’s Invention Receives Global Attention
Every day new projects are being added to the Collaborizm, but it is not every day that one of these projects moves so many people.
In Katmandu, 25-year-old Madindra Aryal continues to develop a solar powered light that makes life safer and better in Nepal, and eventually beyond this country where a devastating earthquake caused unthinkable loss of lives and destruction of property.
He joined Collaborizm after distributing 500 prototype devices, to “meet people with business experience who mentored me on converting my idea into a full scale business.”
Madindra’s story began spreading beyond the Collaborizm community and into the mainstream when last week “Nepal’s Light” was featured in the largest newspaper in Nepal, and [today] was featured in Fast Company magazine: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3062205/fund-this/after-the-earthquake-this-nepali-engineer-built-his-own-solar-charger-to-help-vict.
Madindra also launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise $10K to further develop his invention into a scalable business that has the potential to bring inexpensive, sustainable energy to even the most rural and impoverished areas.
You can learn more about Madindra’s project on his Collaborizm project page Nepal’s Light and by watching this video:
A fundamental element of the culture of Collaborizm is supporting great ideas and meaningful innovations, especially those that can improve and extend lives, “all the way” to commercialization and scale.
So today, I’m inviting everybody who learns about this story, everybody who reads this blog, to contribute their support, whether its sharing through social media, opening up contacts in humanitarian organizations who can become buyers of this product as part of their missions, or simply going to Indieagogo and donating what they can.
As the founder and CEO of Collaborizm, I couldn’t be more proud of our team and our community and of Madindra. The world can be a very difficult place but when we collaborate, globally, and create, collectively — we can literally tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges with solutions like Nepal’s Light, which is so down to earth, while powered from our star.
So today, I’m inviting everybody who learns about this story, everybody who reads this blog, to contribute their support, whether its sharing through social media, opening up contacts in humanitarian organizations who can become buyers of this product as part of their missions, or simply going to IndieGoGo and donating what they can. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nepal-s-light/x/11580067
— Steve Reubenstone
Founder at Collaborizm
Hardware Alternative Energy