For just $10, a family receives solar-powered light which lends itself to savings of about $100 to $300 per year by eliminating the need for kerosene, over 5,000 hours of after-sunset productivity for studying and business, material decrease in violence against women and children, decrease in pulmonary disorders associated with inhalation of toxins, and decreased environmental degradation such as CO2 emissions and deforestation.
Solar-powered lights are able to provide better lighting compared to kerosene lamps or candles. They provide security, reducing potential of violent crimes as well as maintaining a safe and healthy environment to users by removing health risks arising from kerosene usage and danger of fire associated with candles and traditional lighting methods.
Your donations will help:
- Improve general health with a marked decrease in lung cancer, asthma, other pulmonary disorders and avoidance of fires that are caused by kerosene lamps.
- Improve the environment through the cutting of fewer trees and less CO2 emissions.
- Reduce violence against women and children. It is estimated that violence increases by over 20% in certain communities when there are black outs.