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.

Learn more about Gham Power and how solar water pumps help micro-farmers @ Nepal here and here


Kanchanpur, Nepal

4 acre micro-farm growing rice, wheat, onions, potatoes, & sugarcane


Parsa, Nepal

2.5 acre micro-farm growing rice, wheat, onions, potatoes, & green vegetables


Kailali, Nepal

1.9 acre micro-farm growing rice, wheat, maize, onions, potatoes, & cauliflower


Bara, Nepal

0.9 acre micro-farm growing maize, onions, potatoes, & cabbage