Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma

by The Branch Foundation
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Solar Lighting for 120 Displaced People in Burma
Jan 27, 2015

Let there be solar lanterns

A resident studies by candlelight
A resident studies by candlelight

We are delighted to inform you that, after everyone's wonderful fundraising activities for this project, we have managed to make our first disbursement of solar lanterns to this remote Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Shan State, Burma. The residents of Loi Lum IDP camp have previously had to rely on expensive, dangerous and unhealthy forms of lighting such as kerosene lamps and candles in order to light their homes after sun down. Not only did this effect the health, safety, and disposable income of the community but made it difficult for the children to study and their parents to continue income generating activities at night.

Earlier this month we were excited to hear that 40 solar lanterns arrived safely at Loi Lum. These provide not only an excellent source of household light but are also capable of recharging phones. Residents can choose the level of lighting, from low to medium to bright, which enables them to maximize their control of battery life. The lanterns provide a light meter reading so that people can position the solar panels to ensure they get the most of the sunlight available.

Sai Tom, the local school principle, said the following in an email:

"I have just given the villages the solar lanterns and they are very happy with them. They would like to thank The Branch Foundation and it's supporters"

We hope to raise the remaining funds before March, at which time we plan to install the solar system for the school and to provide another 7 solar lanterns to the community. We sincerely hope that you consider donating once again to this worthwhile cause so that we can reach our funding target and, more importantly, our goal of providing cheap, safe and clean energy to this remote community.

With sincere gratitude,

Tom Rosen and The Branch Foundation Team

Each household representative receives a lantern
Each household representative receives a lantern
Your donation = A lasting difference for many
Your donation = A lasting difference for many
Charging up!
Charging up!
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Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Tom Rosen
Project Manager
Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Thailand

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