The project will make and distribute solar lanterns to poor households in Kenya and thus improve education and health, reduce carbon emissions and reduce poverty. target is 10,000 lanterns in 12months
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Decline in educational standards is attributed to lack of lighting since activities such as reading children doing their homework and studying are affected. Also, combustion of carbon from Kerosene is contributing to global warming and climate change. With the current Kerosene prices retailing at almost US$ 1 per liter, our Solar Powered Lanterns will enable poor families save at least US$ 4 every week which is enough to purchase over 8 Kgs of maize flour. This will reduce hunger in children
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will improve education standards amongst poor rural children and help lift them out of poverty.It will reduce hunger and starvation in children and reduce carbon emissions.
Potential Long Term Impact
Each lantern will lift at least 5 people out of poverty in each household, due to improved education and reduced starvation and money generated from economic ventures developed from the savings on kerosene. Reduced climate change will reduce poverty
Total Funding Received to Date: $980
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $980 . The original project funding goal was $100,000.