Liter of Light works through the generosity and effort of others to bring solar light to the far reaches of the Philippines. One of them is working with Robin Gurney, Director of ANDAKIDZ who is doing incredible work in ANDA and helped us out in Loon, Bohol.
They operate in Anda, Bohol together with their local partner TAFIAS (Talisay Fishermen’s Association).
Thanks to the generous and visionary financial support from The Development Cooperation Fund of the Estonian Government and a group of mostly European private donors, ANDAKIDZ has been able to train, equip, support and help transform five local unemployed men into “solar bottle engineers” who have so far made and installed 1,500 solar bottle lights in and around Anda, Bohol.
By the end of 2014 they will have installed 2,000.
In addition, after the Bohol earthquake, the ANDAKIDZ team assisted MyShelter Foundation on a joint project with Habit for Humanity in Napo, Loon, Bohol to help install solar bottle night lights and create The Philippines’ first solar village.
Robin Gurney, Director of ANDAKIDZ, says, “A Liter of Light is an excellent example of up-cycling and we are very happy and excited that we have helped bring solar light to thousands of Andahanons. This project also helps generate significant income opportunities and increased community respect for five local men: Norberto Felicitas, Anileto Amoguis, Marlon Felisilda, Junard Dela Pena and Abundio Betito.”
He added, “We hope to expand the project in the future to cater for the growing demand for cheap solar solutions on Bohol and would like to extend our special thanks to Illac Diaz & his teams in Manila & Cebu, TAFIAS and Sika for their generous donation of sealant.”