solar power lanterns
More than 2 billion people around the world live without reliable access to electricity. Clean affordable light & energy are critical to improving health, education and prosperity globally. Most households rely on poor quality, expensive and unhealthy alternatives such as kerosene use and candles, which emit dangerous CO2 into the environment.
By reaching homes with the Solar Power Lanterns, lives are being empowered and school aged students are being reached. The Solar Power Lanterns also impact positively the productivity of those involved. The time that would have been spent on manual labor to raise money to buy kerosene or candles is now utilised on studies.
The Solar Power Lanterns save money as the daily cash drain of purchasing kerosene or candles is put to a holt. In Kenya a family in the rural areas can spend an approximate $15.00 – $20.00 per month on kerosene & candles. Most household earn on an average of $1.50 – $2.00 income per day if any.
Students can study longer using the Solar Power Lanterns as it does not produce smoke. Kerosene lights produce smoke that blackens homes and clothes with soot. The flame is also not healthy to the eyes and the smoke can also affects the human lungs when breathed in. Kerosene burning lights are not healthy to use.
Accidents have occurred with some resulting in deaths when kerosene light causes fire in homes.
The Solar Power Lanterns have made positive impact and changed the trajectory of the live of the recipients. Join us in continuing to eradicate poverty through personal empowerment by donating to Lanterns for Light Foundation.
Each solar power lantern cost $10.00 and last for a period of 5 years. Providing 4-8 hrs. of light daily to the users.