Green Business Podcast

Victor Lesniewski from Khethworks: Enabling agriculture through affordable solar pumps

September 18, 2021 bharti krishnan Season 1 Episode 14
Green Business Podcast
Victor Lesniewski from Khethworks: Enabling agriculture through affordable solar pumps
Show Notes

Victor Lesniewski is COO of Khethworks, that is empowering small farmers with its affordable and very efficient micro solar pumps.  In India, where the adoption of solar pumps has been driven by government programs/subsidies, Khetworks is building a new category of solar pumps that are cost-effective and do not need subsidies.

Victor and his colleague Katie, who were graduate students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.  relocated to India in 2016, to start Khethworks. In this episode, we talk about

  1. Building high-quality products
  2. Sustainable and scalable business models
  3. End-user financing of solar pumps
  4.  Prioritizing  right tasks