When you send a solar light to a refugee family -- it is so much more than just a light.
It means growth: Instead of spending money on kerosene - solar light recipients are counseled by us to save that money towards their goals - to buy a goat, a bike, something that will help them improve their lives.
It means safety: By removing kerosene from the home – it means less danger from burns, less exposure to toxic smoke, and less chance of a fire that could destroy their home.
It means education: Having a light in the home means there are more hours that can be spent teaching, learning, educating.
It means empowerment: Lights help women safely walk at night.
It means independence: Solar means power - potentially the power to charge a cell phone or another electronic that may be the key to outshining their current circumstances.
They say it takes a village! Meet the people and organizations behind this project.