Summer has arrived here in New England, and there have been many days in the last couple of weeks when I have thanked my lucky stars for the air conditioner in the window.
Women in Malawi will be waiting many years for an air conditioner, but many of them now have a solar light or solar power kit to get through the evening hours. They can continue to sew, perform household chores and read. Their children are able to complete homework, with out being overcome with fumes from a kerosene lamp.
Recently, I had the opportunity to share information about our work and the impact the solar lights have on our clients, with a group of business people in LA. More than 100 donated a light for the women in Malawi. That translates into 100 households have a safe, renewable light source for more than a year. As each of our clients have on average 5 children, this means at least 600 people are benefiting from this generosity. I will be taking the lights with me on my trip to Malawi later this year.
Thanks to your generosity, and the support of offline donors, we have very nearly reached our goal. We hope to do this before September, and cannot thank you enough for supporting the women and their families in Malawi. Please continue to let your friends and family know of our work.