Light Is For Everyone...

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Almost one fourth of the planet lives without access to electricity. Kerosene is one of the most commonly used fuels in homes that have no access to electricity.

Kerosene is dangerous, resulting in 2.5 million deaths per year, most of which are children.

The major causes of death are respiratory illnesses, burns and aspiration. To read more about the dangers of kerosene, click here.

Kerosene is also expensive. In areas without electricity a large percentage of each family's income is used to purchase kerosene for household lighting. This expense keeps these families trapped in a perpetual cycle of poverty.

A successful attempt to break the cycle of poverty is dependent upon the solution being sustainable.

Light is an enabler, allowing those who choose to utilize the opportunity to achieve improvements through increased productivity and expanded educational opportunities.

The obstacle is making the initial investment. Once in place, the solution becomes self sustaining.

The Grid Earth Project provides these lights at no cost to those who need them the most, eliminating the economic hurdle and creating a self sustaining solution. To download and read our policies and code of ethics please click here.

As a part of this effort, Grid Earth oversees the distribution of the lights and we follow up with these villages through direct contacts and liaisons to monitor the progress and success of the project.

Their savings are being reinvested in education, and commerce. The money these families save on kerosene is allowing them to break the cycle of poverty themselves, permanently.

The Grid Earth Project is able to do this through generous donations from people like you. All donations are tax deductible. Click here to donate!