A Land of Superlatives

A few figures can depict the socioeconomic discrepancies and the development challenges of Bangladesh. With more than 160 million people, Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world. This demographic boom has lead to an unequal distribution of wealth between urban and rural areas.

  • 70% of the population is living in rural areas
  • 1 villager out of 3 lives on USD$1.25 a day
  • 2 villagers out of 3 have no access to electricity

Bangladesh is also the most vulnerable country to climate change.

  • Ÿ3 villagers out of 4 live in huts or houses made primarily of mud
  • 20% of the landmass is likely to be affected by the sea rise level before 2100
  • 15 million people are directly threatened

Who We Are ?

Green Housing and Energy Ltd. (GHEL) is a social impact business dedicated to combating poverty in Bangladesh by empowering low-income people and making a better living environment available to them. GHEL believes that raising levels of health, education, employment and income is the key for underprivileged people to unleash their potential and get out of poverty. Through a wide range of customized and affordable products and services, GHEL tackles the socioeconomic problems that hamper the expansion of rural areas, such as green energy supply (solar/biogas), housing, water supply, enterprise development and capacity building. GHEL has established a platform where investors can participate in social impact business projects through equity investments and technology transfers for achieving real impact in community development.

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Latest News

Smart Battery Optimizer

Power Battery Water

Concrete Blocks

GHEL is introducing the revolutionary Battery Smart Optimizer to prevent premature lead-acid battery failure due to sulfation. This inevitable process starts when lead-acid batteries are being manufactured and in time causes a severe decrease in their performance. By installing the smart optimizer, the performance of old batteries can be restored at around 85% and the lifespan more than doubled. The Smart Optimizer can be used on all 2V to 12V wet cell batteries for telecommunication, automotive and renewable energy industries. The Smart Optimizer is developed by GHEL and Sigma T&S.

In September 2012, GHEL acquired the brand Power Battery Water and its production plant for producing distilled water for the battery market in Bangladesh. Batteries are the backbone of most electrical systems and care must be taken for their maintenance. By ensuring supply of high quality battery water GHEL can serve all sectors dependent on batteries. Increasing battery longevity and performance through reliable maintenance will help reduce environmental harm of premature battery disposal. GHEL Distilled Water is therefore an essential component to the entire battery sector.

In October 2012, GHEL launched the commercial production of concrete blocks from its factory in Sahajahnpur, Bogra. Five different models of hollow, cavity and solid blocks are produced and supplied to construction farms around the country. GHEL Blocks are the perfect component for your constructions as they are are cost-efficient, eco-friendly, extremely durable and aesthetically sophisticated. With a production capacity of 10,000 blocks per day, the GHEL production plant can rapidly answer the demand of the growing construction sector.

Successful Projects

Citi—GHEL Project

GHEL Biogas

Since 2011, the Citi—GHEL Solar Project for Rural Microenterprises annually selects villages in remote areas of Bangladesh for electrification through solar energy. During the first year of implementation, 141 micro enterprises and 369 households gained access to electricity by GHEL’s solar home systems. An integral objective of the program is to support female empowerment and entrepreneurship through technical trainings. The program has seen a significant rise in income level for the benefiters, as well as an increase in productivity of their business. The project is implemented by GHEL and the non-governmental organisation Association for Underprivileged People (AUP).

In 2012, GHEL emerged as one of the fastest growing suppliers and installers of biogas plants in Bangladesh. GHEL is installing around 50 plants per month all over the country. The Biogas Program has proven to be the most appropriate solution for increasing the availability of clean energy in villages. All clients of the Biogas Program now experience both the economic and health benefits of using clean fuel instead of the traditional kerosene for cooking purposes. Clients also benefits economically from personal use or sale of the by-product of our biogas plants – high quality bio-fertiliser. GHEL is offering its clients customized financial solutions to meet their purchasing power and answer their expectations.

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