The People Centered Economic and Business Institute (vernacular: Institut Bisnis dan Ekonomi Kerakyatan), abbreviated to IBEKA, helps build up electricity in Indonesia, the Asian Pacific and Africa. After having built up the electricity, IBEKA helps develop the economic potential in the local communities.
IBEKA has two schemes. The first one is the isolated grid system: The electricity for local lighting and for end user productivity and agriculture processes, e.g. drying and roasting coffee, producing lemon grass oil and patchouli oil is provided. The second scheme is connected to the grid. Income from electricity sales is used for village development funds such as scholarships, healthcare, seed capital to start a business, village infrastructure, clean water supply and sanitation.
When access to electricity is established, the community usually improves its economic system. The community uses the electricity to extend their working hours so that at night time they can continue working, e.g. doing handicraft to increase their family income. Children can also use the evening hours, without daylight, to study longer. Apart from that, the community can generate a stable monthly income to fund village development by selling the electricity.