Provide solar lanterns to poor school children

by Solar Empowerment Initiative Incorporated
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Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Provide solar lanterns to poor school children
Oct 23, 2020

Changing Lives in Senegal and Myanmar

Nursing mother
Nursing mother

Since our last report, we were able to send over 1000 solar systems and lanterns to Myanmar. These include 1008 of our small, efficient, and long-lasting SF-1S lantern, and ten of a larger model with three very bright lights and two USB ports for charging cell phones. This model, the SF-906 is very suitable for classrooms and small rural health clinics. The lights were distributed by our partner in Myanmar, World Vision Myanmar. This maximizes our efficiency by eliminating the expenses involved with international travel. Moreover, WVM was able to obtain permission from the government to bring these lights in tax free.

Also, our partner in Senegal, CorpsAfrica, was able, in spite of the corona virus, to distribute two cases (96 lanterns) in the village of Wallang Kingui in the remote Kédougou Region. The distribution priority was

• Students in exam classes
• Pregnant women
• Nursing mothers

These beneficiaries would otherwise have to endure the darkness or rely on expensive candles or kerosene, both of which are fire hazards. Additionally, kerosene lanterns emit noxious fumes, which can be injurious to a baby's health.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we were able to pay for an additional shipment of solar lights to Myanmar. These are being held by the manufacturer pending a determination by the Myanmar government that these lanterns can again be brought tax free into the country.

Grateful mother
Grateful mother
Studying for Exams
Studying for Exams
Zin Wai Phyo can now study at night - Myanmar
Zin Wai Phyo can now study at night - Myanmar
Swe's dream is to be a flight attendant.
Swe's dream is to be a flight attendant.

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Solar Empowerment Initiative Incorporated

Location: Silver Spring, MD - USA
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Michael Varhola
Silver Spring, MD United States
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