Ecoprise (Nepal)May 1, 2018 - September 1, 2018
Founded six years ago, Ecoprise designs, builds and installs clean energy products in Nepal for the underserved, energy-poor communities in order to create positive economic, environmental and social impact. Ecoprise recently started AgroHub, a pay-as-you-go service-based business model that aims to provide access to solar-powered infrastructure for remote underserved farming communities. These hubs provide farmers with access to equipment for irrigation, clean drinking water, food-processing and refrigerated post-harvest storage as a service, with ownership of equipment remaining with AgroHub or Ecoprise. The WDI intern, Matthew Carney, developed a theory of change report and a business plan for Ecoprise’s AgroHub model as part of its efforts to bring solar-powered agricultural services to subsistence farmers in the western Nepal region of Terai.