After 11 years of living in darkness, residents of Laguera, Busay Hill, Cebu City, finally had their light source after non-profit interest group, Liter of Lights, lighted 200 houses in the said village last February. A total of 400 solar powered bottle lamposts and lighted bottles were turned over by the group to the community, where the number of lighted bottles per house depends on the number of members in the household.
One Liter of Light unit costs P600 to P700 before it assembles completely.
Engineer Efren Barabat, USJR faculty who trained the volunteers in making the light source, said its power can last for 8 hours, starting at 6 pm to 2 am, and automatically charges itself at sunrise.
Cebu Mayor Mike Rama has expressed his gratitude to Liter of Light organization for choosing the village to be their project’s first beneficiary.
“When he (Diaz) said to me about this project, I immediately gave him my permission to pursue it because I know it is very helpful to the village and I always look forward for a better Cebu City which his project support a better living for Cebuanos.” Mayor Rama said when Diaz turned over the gift of light to the village.