Shine a Light: Brighten Lives

by World Vision Lanka
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Shine a Light: Brighten Lives
Shine a Light: Brighten Lives
Shine a Light: Brighten Lives


Many of Sri Lanka's villages and minor islands are so poor and isolated that they are not part of the country's electricity grid. World Vision has been providing solar-powered lanterns to such families. This year, a dear friend joins us to raise funds for this worthy cause. "With Sri Lankan heritage on my father's side, I was inspired to learn about needy causes in the country, and I came across an important program for two villages in eastern Sri Lanka." - Rohan D, High School Junior, New York

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In rural parts of Sri Lanka, there is limited access to a light source which is crucial for essential household tasks such as cooking and cleaning which significantly impacts the overall quality of life for families. For young students, inadequate lighting disrupts studying which leads to academic setbacks. Without light, there are safety risks; accidents may occur in dimly lit or dark homes and surrounding areas.


Solar lanterns improve education, safety, and well-being in rural Sri Lanka. They aid night study, enhance safety during travel, reduce the risk of fire, and promote eco-friendliness. The communities benefit from increased access to reliable lighting, which fosters economic opportunities and income-generating activities. World Vision Lanka distributes solar-powered lanterns to families in need. Each lantern costs less than $10, and each has a huge impact; on studies, mobility in the dark, etc.

Long-Term Impact

Providing solar lanterns, a renewable energy source, to homes with children in rural Sri Lanka has a transformative impact on multiple lives. It improves long-term ability to manage households, engage in income-generating activities, support the education of children, and ensure the safety and well-being of families. Additionally, single-parent/women-headed homes see an impact on economic stability, ultimately leading to improved living standards and quality of life in these villages.


Organization Information

World Vision Lanka

Location: Colombo 09 - Sri Lanka
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Belinda Seneviratne
Colombo 09 , Sri Lanka
$390 raised of $3,500 goal
15 donations
$3,110 to go
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