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SOURCE: Grid Earth Project
Millions of people die each year as a result of burning unsafe fuels in their homes for light and most of them are children.
New Braunfels, Texas (PRWEB) February 01, 2013
On January 17th of this year, thanks to the gracious gifts of Faith UCC, 135 homes received a solar household lamp from the Grid Earth Project. Through the generosity of Faith UCC in New Braunfels, Texas a Village known as El Progresso took a 100 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. This happens to be the case for almost 2 billion people worldwide.
Most have grown up breathing kerosene fumes and have significantly higher respiratory problems that people who live in developed areas on the electrical grid. In fact it is the number one cause of death in children under 5 year of age living in undeveloped areas.
The Grid Earth Projects mission is to save lives, improve health, promote education and economic opportunity. The case studies have confirmed that in areas where safe solar light LED light has replaced kerosene and candles, that burn injuries have dramatically decreased, and that reading scores of school children have consistantly increased.
Light, which makes basic human productivity, is taken for granted by billions of people worldwide. But for the rest it's not just a necessity; it's the most expensive thing they buy.
On January 17th of this year, thanks to the gracious gifts of Faith UCC, 135 homes received a solar household lamp from the Grid Earth Project. The entire population of more than 900 individuals lives will change foreve. To learn more about the Grid Earth Project visit http://www.gridearth.org.
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