USA-based non-profit YeTI Photovoltaic, Inc. provides solar-powered water pumps to micro-farmers @ Nepal in partnership with Kathmandu-based Gham Power.
Founded and seed-funded by Oxford solar scientist PhD candidate Jake Drysdale and international lawyer Douglas B Drysdale, YeTI Photovoltaic established Nepal's first-ever Solar Water Pump Fund with Gham Power in 2019.
Nepal has more than 10,000 micro-farmers, many of whom rely upon a few months of monsoon rains to irrigate their crops. With solar water pumps provided by the Nepal Solar Water Pump Fund, however, micro-farmers can increase revenue by pumping groundwater all year to irrigate crops and increase production.
With increased income over time, micro-farmers PAY FORWARD — instead of payback — the cost of their pumps into the Nepal Solar Water Pump Fund for the purpose of providing more solar water pumps to more micro-farmers.
The Nepal Solar Water Pump Fund is designed to create a growing, continuous, and self-sustaining source of funding for solar water pumps for micro-farmers.