Imagine a world where there is no switch to flick on for light.
Imagine a world where at night the choice is to sit in the dark or burn candles that are both costly and dangerous.
Imagine a world where to have light may result in your children getting burned and long term may cause you breathing and sight problems.
Imagine how scary the world would be without access to light.
We take being able to flick a switch for granted, it’s our basic human right.
However not for many Gambian communities, and not for the villagers who live in Kotusilo.
They choice they face each night is to purchase candles each night with money they cannot afford to spend and put their children at risk or sit in the dark.
Project Gambia now seeks to address this issue and ‘Light up Kotu’
Under the management of Karamo Tamba and Mary Jabang the ‘Light up Kotu’ Project will enable the villagers to rent solar lights at a fraction of the price of a candle. The money raised with then be used to purchase more solar lights which will then be rented out.
One small solar light can change everything. No more sitting in the dark. No more dangerous candles. With hours of light in the evening families can feel safe and children can learn. One small lamp can transform the life of a family.
D Light supplied by Project Gambia
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