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We are excited to announce that because of your generosity, 1008 solar lanterns complete with their USB cables were distributed to our children's families in April. Please watch your email inbox September 8 for the video documenting this miracle of light!
Visit our our photo gallery for a sneak peek at the photos of this distribution. Asante Sana for making this light and hope possible for so many in need.
The Impact of Light
For only $30, the Solar Kit will be life changing for the KDS community. The kit includes two piece solar LED lights with USB port and phone charging capability.
Without dependable and safe lighting, households in developing communities struggle to perform such basic activities as cooking, studying, reading and working after dark, all of which severely restrict their ability to improve their living conditions. After controlling for factors such as income, housing type, and price of energy, a groundbreaking study by the World Bank, “Rural Electrification and Development in the Philippines: Measuring the Social and Economic Benefits (Barnes 2002), found:
According to a study by the PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc., 500 rural Filipinos spent 28% or more of their meager income on kerosene for lighting. After switching to solar lights, the same households:
Health and Safety Impact
Solar light brings substantial health and safety benefits and saves lives. Fuel-based lighting is a significant cause of structural fires and severe burn injuries, with an average 24% death rate in cases where kerosene is adulterated with other fuels, resulting in explosions, according to Lumina Project Technical Report #10 by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory:
Economic and Environmental Impact