In many communities across the world, the pressing issue of energy poverty casts its long shadow. Among those severly impacted, children are dramatically challenged the most, among them Josephine.
Josephine is 13 years old and is in grade 5 at school. She lives with her father and two younger siblings. Her mother has sadly passed away. With her mother deceased and also being the eldest child and female, Josephine carries out all of the family’s household chores including preparing breakfast and dinner, and when Josephine is not at school, she takes care of all the family lunches as well.
Josephine tries to cook and study at the same time while completing other household chores, but this often just is not possible.
The only lighting the family has in their home is a battery-powered lamp that requires three batteries, costing 500 Ariary each and lasting just two weeks.
Improving education with her JuniorBuddy light
Before receiving her SolarBuddy light and her study, Josephine said “We learn lessons just before dinner and then we go immediately to sleep”.
Josephine’s father and her teachers have noted that since receiving her light, her scores at school are continuously improving, and she is eager to learn now that she can do so without worrying about batteries running out not to mention the costs associated with purchasing new ones. ❤️
Illuminating the futures of all children, like Josephine
If you are inspired by the positive changes we are bringing to these children’s lives and wish to make an additional contribution, your generous donation can make an even bigger difference.
Together, we can create a brighter future for children who lack safe and reliable sources of lighting.