How would you get on at home if, instead of flicking a light switch after dark, you had to light a kerosene lamp or two? The naked flames flickering away making it difficult to see to cook, read, write, or do other tasks, The flames giving off noxious fumes which cause your eyes to sting and water, making it even more difficult to see what you’re doing?
That is the stark reality for countless families in Africa right now. We’re in 2016 and millions are still relying on kerosene to light their evenings, And there’s a solution which is cheaper (in fact, free after the first purchase), cleaner, inexhaustible, plentiful, easy to distribute, healthier. Doesn’t that sound like a much better deal? Check out http://www.solar-aid.org for more details.
Their aim is to eradicate kerosene lamps in Africa by 2020. That’s less than four years. And do you know what? It’s a achievable. If we all donate a little, together we can make a big difference. So what are we waiting for?