The Village of St. Matthew’s anxiously awaited the Grid Earth Project distribution of Waka Waka solar powered lights from the Grid Earth Project, to replace the toxic and dangerous kerosene lamps currently being used.
Grid Earth Project volunteer Audrey Cochran and Village Chairman Efrain Paris introduce the villagers to their new lights, discuss the features, and sustainability; ways to utilized the savings now that kerosene will no longer be needed to light their homes.
The mothers are so pleased to now have safe light for their children to complete their school homework assignments. Parents are making sacrifices to keep their children in school, but it is nearly impossible to keep up with their studies using candles and kerosene lamps. Between the toxic fumes, burning eyes, the heat from the flame – students are rarely able to complete all of their work. This will no longer be a problem for this young woman.