The Kimberly Moore Foundation "Adopt A Light" program has just partnered with Luci to help light up the lives of thousands of people in need living in developing countries that do not have access to electricity. An estimated 79 percent of the people in the Third World -- the 50 poorest nations -- have no access to electricity, despite decades of international development work. The total number of individuals without electric power is put at about 1.5 billion, or a quarter of the world's population. Luci lights are already making a difference all over the world, from the towns of Nepal to the villages of Uganda to the mountains of Peru. Please help us make a difference by donating below.
First stop: El Salvador
Help us bring Luci to 1,000 - 1500 homes in developing countries
OUR 2016 GOAL: 25k - 30k
A big thank you to the Peace Fund and the students of Garnet Valley Middle School for their donation of $1,047 to help bring lights to El Salvador!
After going to El Salvador and learning first hand about some of the extreme issues facing the people, one of the things that was most talked about that really effected the people, was the lack of electricity. Some towns I visited such as Aguilares, Panchimalco, Flor De Maria, etc.. we learned that most of their income would go to kerasene lamps, candles, wood for fires etc..which can be extremely hazardous to their health and their environment and cost betwen $5-$25 a month. Having to pay electicrity would take up most of their income which meant many children would not be able to afford to go to school, afford supplies or do homework at night from their home and would also take away from their meals. After a certain time, it was unsafe for individuals that worked at night to walk home in the dark. Parents who were able to work returned before sundown and unable to work night hours to earn extra income to feed their children. When I was first introduced to Luci, I was blown away on how a simple solution can make such an incredible impact and even save lives. Luci lights are small, easy to carry with LED lights powered by solar. Each Luci light needs about 8 hours of charge in the sun or ambient light and last up to 12 hours a day. Depending on usage, these lights can last 2-3 years if used 12 hours a day or up to 7-10 years if used only a couple hours a day. These lights are cost efficient and their brightest light retails at stores for $15 each.
For the first time, children will be able to study at home, or afford to go to school, parents can work night shifts, use the lights when fishing and all money saved can go to better nutrition, necessities and even medicine!
Our goal is to provide a minimum of 1,000- 1,500 homes with Luci located in developing countries by the end of next year. We plan to deliver our 1st set of lights to El Salvador then to Liberia by 2018. We need your help!