Bringing light to the worldthrough free renewable energy
The issue in question
In many areas in the highlands of Guatemala, there is often no source of hydro or it is is unreliable especially in the evening due to increased demand. Students cannot study adequately after dark as they do not have a good source of light. They use candles, kerosene or pine torches which are not very bright, cost money and not healthy as far as the fumes they give off.
We are supplying solar lanterns to households as a donation. The light will help students study and provide light to provide opportunities to work after the sun sets.
We also plan to supply more powerful solar off grid systems to further help whole families be more productive after dark. These would be paid for either by micro finance loans or in exchange for sell-able products such as woven bracelets.
Solar lantern for student study
This easy-to-use solar-powered light enables children across the developing world to study during evening hours, improving their grades and creating a brighter future. Parents love the affordability, reliability and opportunity it provides.
- Battery: 4-12 hours of light per full charge
- Brightness: 4x brighter than candles
- Solar Panel: Integrated solar panel
- Portability: Adjustable handle & stand
Brilliance on a budget: The sturdy design is built to withstand daily use, with a product lifetime of over five years. The highly efficient solar panel allows it to charge even on cloudy days.
A portable companion: The solar lantern goes wherever you do. The adjustable, metal handle allows the solar light to be placed on a table, set on the floor, hung from a wall or on a hook – it is perfect for use inside the home and outdoors.
Helping people help themselves by investing in free renewable energy.
Martin and Nancy Foster as part of Freely Give Collaborative Network are initiators of this outreach.
Solar systems for families
We are also getting some small solar kits that will include a solar panel, a charger, 3 lights, and cell phone charger which will be sufficient to light a small shack without cost.
The solar kits will help family light their “shacks” so they can be more productive after sunset which is just after 6 pm all year round.
Please Donate below
(All gifts are eligible for charitable donation receipts) Donations will be receipted through Hands For Humanity Canada which is a registered charity in Canada.
All monies recovered from loans for the lanterns will be reinvested in buying more.
Current amount raised is shown in the donation meter to the right.