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CARRY THE LIGHT To The World

CARRY THE LIGHT To The World
United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Oct 11, 2014
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WHO ARE WE?

"CARRY THE LIGHT To The World" is a non-profit initiative that has been developed to allow everyone to join the worldwide collaborative effort to eliminate global energy poverty through the distribution of solar-powered lighting.
 
 
WHY LIGHT?

 “Clean, affordable, reliable light is probably one of the most overlooked human needs….”
 
Extensive and ongoing research confirms that efforts to distribute durable solar powered lighting within the world's most energy impoverished regions is producing powerful results in five major categories: 
 
 
•  SAFETY
•  EDUCATION
•  HEALTH
•  ENVIRONMENT, and 
•  ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

 
Of the many valuable causes in the world, we have chosen to focus our efforts upon eliminating energy poverty through solar light distribution for 3 major reasons:
 
We LIKE solar light, because the comparative low per-unit cost allows thousands of people to be assisted with the same financial resources that would normally only reach a smaller population.
 
We LOVE solar light, because it’s a gift that EMPOWERS and doesn’t create ongoing maintenance and/or dependency.
 
We are EXCITED about solar light, because of the transformational ripple effect it creates in a family’s economy. The average family living in an energy-impoverished region can spend up to 20% of their household income on Kerosene every month.
 
Imagine the possibilities….What would YOU do with 20% more, not just this month, but month after month, year after year? We told you….It’s exciting!
 
 
WHAT WE DO?
 
We coordinate efforts to provide those suffering from energy poverty, the most durable, reliable and environmentally-ethical solar lighting products currently available, and in keeping with the rapidly advancing technology in this field. It is important to select products that use only good quality components in order to achieve the goal. And we’ve raised the bar by demanding that the products we select  are manufactured ethically as well.

 
       
 
To reach those most in need, we work in close partnership with other small grassroots non-profit organizations that are actively working and have direct access to some of the most remote and difficult to assist regions within the developing world. These collaborative efforts allow us to maximize benefits, while minimizing costs. 
 
 
HOW?
 
That’s where YOU can help!
 
With 1.4 billion people in the world suffering from energy poverty, it is impossible for any one individual, organization or government to fill the need alone.
 
But working together, we CAN and WILL make the world a brighter place for all.
 
Please help us CARRY THE LIGHT today!
 
Our pledge to YOU, is that 100% of your contribution will go towards light (minus the pesky bank transaction fees). Our goal is to help coordinate the efforts of many, but we are all on the same team.
We want your donation to do what YOU want it to do.
       
 
 
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Respectfully taken videos and photographs will be sent to all donors as soon as the distribution to which they have contributed is under way, enabling donors to share in the experience and see firsthand the recipients of their gift.

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1,000

Total Impact Points

CARRY THE LIGHT To The World's Fundraisers

CARRY TO THE LIGHT TO SOUTHERN SUDAN

CARRY TO THE LIGHT TO SOUTHE…

Amount Raised:

$49,025

 

65% Raised of $75,000 Goal

CARRY THE LIGHT TO DJIBOUTI

CARRY THE LIGHT TO DJIBOUTI

Amount Raised:

$3,850

 

13% Raised of $30,000 Goal

CARRY THE LIGHT TO KENYA

CARRY THE LIGHT TO KENYA

Amount Raised:

$4,050

 

27% Raised of $15,000 Goal