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Light for the poor - Solar lantern project

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THE STORY:

Hello, this is Akshay Iyer from Mumbai India.

This is a project which gives solar lanterns which would give 6 hours of light to the people who do not have electricity at their houses.I have been generating funds for helping the people of India. This is our chance to support & help make a difference. I have started this campaign with a goal of reaching to 1000 households in India who are without any grid power every day for 365 days a year. They normally make do with burning wood in their homes which brings about health problems for them in the long run. By funding this campaign we shall hope to change the lives of close to 4000 people and bring smiles to their faces.

Right now we are looking to reach 1000 households with future plans to increase the number every two months. There are close to 100 million people in India without proper electricity. So the scope to help these people is immense.

By supporting us we shall be saving about 2 tons of wood per day that is approximately 700 tons per year and generating around 1 megawatt of green solar energy a year helping the people lead better lives.

Each solar lantern costs about $30 and even if we reach half of our goal we shall light the lives of 500 households.

Every person who supports our campaign would receive a personalized card with the photograph of the family whose life he has changed.

Supporting this campaign would help change the lives of many poor people who cannot afford basic amenities in life. It is our drop that will be their ocean and its their well wishes that will change our world.

Please help spread the word about this and support us in this campaign...

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