In rural parts of Sri Lanka, there is limited access to light. A light source is crucial for essential household tasks such as cooking and cleaning, and daily preparation significantly impacting the overall quality of life. Inadequate lighting hampers studying, leading to potential academic setbacks. Without light, there are safety risks, accidents may occur in dimly lit or dark homes. Limited electricity access restricts economic opportunities, hindering income-generating activities.
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, lower costs, and promote eco-friendliness. The community will benefit from increased access to reliable lighting, fostering development. A total of 2,824 lanterns have been distributed in Kiran, Kalpitiya,Delft Island,Paddipolai,Koralai Pattu,Trinco South,Bibile,Muttur,Batticaloa,Colombo,Negombo,Nuwara Eliya and Welikanda in 3 batches thus far.
Providing solar lanterns powered by renewable energy, 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.