Ram Kumar Aggarwal
Mr. Aggarwal owns a General Store right opposite to the shrine and is extremely entrepreneurial. He likes introducing new facilities to the village and boasts to be the first person to bring fridge and mango juice machine to the village. He became a Local Energy Supplier (LES) in order to initiate a local solution to the lack of energy access in the village and help people gain access to basic lighting solution which is cleaner and safer than kerosene and earn from the services that he provides. According to Mr. Aggarwal, “The kit gives space for earning along with providing fellow villagers with lamps that help them in cooking food in proper light. Children now study more and will someday make our future better.”
The huge footfall at his shop makes it easier for him to rent out lamps as more people get to know about them through the marketing collaterals displayed. Recently, there have been multiple queries about the kit from within the village as well as the nearby villages and villagers have come forward with aspirations to be energy suppliers in their respective regions.
He lives in a joint family along with his younger brothers and together they run the shop. Shop is the only source of income for the family. The additional income that comes from the services of Rural Spark kit is saved and used for buying fresh stock and supplies of the items sold at his shop. He aspires to grow his business of renting out lamps even further and be able to serve not just his own village but the surrounding ones too.