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Expat Success Stories: Michael MacHarg, Co-Founder of Simpa Networks, India

One expat can make a huge difference! Michael Macharg, co-founded of Simpa Networks, works around the clock to provide affordable energy to slums in India.

“Bangalore, INDIA — It’s a little after sundown, and Arun Kumar is hawking his wares in the neighborhood for the first time. He’s selling a light, just a small half-circle tied to a three-inch wide solar panel. An older man tests it in his home, a tiny hut of tarp and tin built like the 30 others in this far north side slum settlement. A kerosene lamp flickers inside.
At a second home, Arun wields his 1,600 rupee ($29.48) gizmo for a woman seated with nine children. He points out the small cell phone charger in the light’s rear. The woman turns inside, pulling out her phone to consult her husband.
She is one of millions in India and worldwide in a surreal contemporary fix: she owns a cell phone, but her home has no toilet or power line….’

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2013/04/selling-solar-power-indias-slums/5153/

There are many of us – expat who have made big difference in this world or would like to do that one day.

Let us know if you are one of them join@xpatia.com

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