The household uses the bike mostly for light so that the children can study at night. Parvati also uses it to finish her fieldwork.
She uses the bike to charge her mobile phone and to provide light for her shop. She says she pedals while she waits for customers.
Unless you’ve experienced it firsthand, it’s hard to imagine living without the basics of food, electricity, clean water, and access to health care. It’s similarly difficult to conceive of how life might change if one of those needs were suddenly met.
She says she finds great benefit from the Hans Free Electric™ bike during evening hours, when it provides crucial light after sundown.
Although the school has regular access to electricity, it is intermittent and insufficient for meeting all of the school’s needs.
The home is connected to the utility grid, but like for so many others, the timing of electricity is erratic and there is rarely power available in the evenings.
Her feedback led our engineers to make significant improvements to the Hans Free Electric™ battery, including making it a portable power pack with built-in lights.
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