Millions of families in developing countries still live in the dark. Even at day dozens of homes lack of light because they are easy built without any windows and remain powerless.
A few weeks ago I came across a really nice project called “A Liter of Light”:
‘MyShelter Foundation’ envisions sharing to underprivileged communities an economically- and ecologically-sustainable source of light that will provide an immediate solution to our fellowmen’s problems.
In their project “A Liter of Light” the foundation is promoting and caring out a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring an eco-friendly solar bottle bulb to disprivileged communities on the Philippines. The solar bottle bulb is a contraption made from recyclable PET bottles, CG corrugated sheets and a solution of water, chlorine and salt. By using these readily available materials, the project is empowering the population to be able to utilize a cheap and long-term alternative to electric light.
Once being aware about this project whilst travelling through Uganda, I really wanted to integrate it sooo much into JEEP. Especially after having seen all the dark rooms and houses on the field trip to Mbale and on the trip to the middle of nowhere, I wanted to press this project ahead in Uganda.
So here we are. Today we installed the first solar bottle bulb in our bottle house as a test installation to see how it works and to see if we can reach the power of 55 Watts as “A Litre of Light” is telling.. 😛