The program supports Micro Enterprises and the corresponding eco-system, through focused on sustainable energy and energy efficient appliances.
Micro businesses in rural areas like small grocery shops, bakeries, roti making units, tailoring, photocopying shops etc. face multiple challenges like inefficient machinery, unreliable electricity, and unstable market linkages. These small scale enterprises also find it difficult to access formal financing due to their limited credit histories or inability to provide collateral. SELCO Foundation works with micro-businesses on their energy needs, value chain and financial requirements. The Foundation supports in technical interventions with more efficient machinery powered by sustainable energy leading to increased incomes. Support also in the form of implementing innovating financial mechanisms via local financial institutions. The primary aim of the program is the create an enabling eco-system for micro-enterprises to flourish and not let lack of reliable energy access be an hindrance.