El Progresso

135 homes re­ceived a sol­ar house­hold lamp from the Grid Earth Pro­ject. A Vil­lage known as El Pro­gresso with a pop­u­la­tion of ap­prox­im­ately 1000 people, took a 150 year leap in­to the fu­ture in one day. Pri­or to re­ceiv­ing their sol­ar lamps from the Grid Earth Pro­ject, the people of El Pro­gresso were primar­ily de­pend­ent upon ker­osene for light and in some cases only candles. These are not only poor sources of light, they are dan­ger­ous and tox­ic. Un­for­tu­nately most of those us­ing them do not know it, and have little choice.