Pteah Baitong : Acces to energy in Cambodia
In rural areas, 64% of Cambodian households are not connected to the electricity grid and use kerosene lamps or old car batteries. They are inexpensive to buy but are very expensive to use, are a source of fire and emit noxious fumes. They are far from providing the necessary conditions to work and study to lift people out of poverty. Solar microgrids can be an excellent alternative as they provide uninterrupted access to sustainable, safe and economical electricity!
Technological innovation to facilitate access to energy for the poorest
Entrepreneurs du Monde created the social enterprise Pteah Baitong in 2015 to provide quality solar lighting kits to the most vulnerable families in rural areas. Since 2018, in some villages, Pteah Baitong has also been setting up solar micro-grids that provide cheap and reliable energy with enough power to develop income-generating activities. The team also distributes equipment for productive use (e.g. egg or cricket incubator, rice cooker, refrigerator).
Support by Entrepreneurs du Monde
Entrepreneurs du Monde supports the structuring and development of Pteah Baitong on all levels: legal, operational and financial. Eventually, Pteah Baitong will be a viable and sustainable local social enterprise, supported by a 100% Cambodian team. While they are still looking for the best economic model to adopt, the prospects offered by the development of solar micro-grids coupled with productive uses of energy are a source of hope!
The partners of Pteah Baitong