ABCD had been trying to help our families with the challenge of lighting for personal use and especially for children to study at night. Most families have no electricity and so they use small kerosene burning lamps which produce toxic smoke. Kerosene is also an additional drain on the families already meager income.
After experimenting with many innovative lighting ideas, we found a Canadian manufacturer, Karibu Solar, which made a powerful and inexpensive solar kit for the third world solar market.
The kit came with two very strong rechargeable solar lights and a solar panel. Families can also use it to charge cell phones, the essential means of communication in the third world. Cell phone charging can provide a small source of income for these families.
We were thrilled to be able to provide many of our families with these kits but we are especially thrilled that the children can study and read at night to improve their learning.