What does it take to provide thousands of people with light?
Some sunshine, an old plastic bottle filled with water and chlorine, and YOU.Because of your generous support, MyShelter Foundation through Liter of Light has provided hundreds of thousands of families with not just light but the assurance that their future can burn brighter than they ever thought it could. Because of you, they know that someone cares about them. Because of you, they can build a new livelihood and a new life. Because of you, they no longer have to live in the dark. Because of you, they have been given hope.
Liter of Light is now present in over 20 countries, and has helped people in nearly 50 countries including those in South Africa, South America, and Asia. We have provided over 360, 500 day lights to various families all over the world and have trained members of their local communities to create and sustain solar technology.
Here in the Philippines, we have trained Persons with Disabilities, and inmates from the Correctional Institute for Women, to create solar lights that are being distributed around the country. They have been taught to create, maintain, and repair cheap and sustainable solar technology to help them build a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their families.Now, we are on our second phase of the Liter of Light Project: Liter of Light at Night. This project harnesses the power collected by solar panels during the day as light that can be used during the night. We have provided 36, 200 solar night lights to many homes. In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, your support has also helped us provide 1, 400 solar lamps and 250 streetlights to disaster areas in Cebu, Bohol, and Tacloban. Moreover, we are now sending out lights to the victims in Iloilo and Indigeneous communites such as the Aetas and Badjaos.
This year, we have expanded our reach by providing lights to 17 cities in Metro Manila. Liter of Light has begun to light up footbridges all over the city with our solar street lamps to help make our cities safer and more secure. We aim to light up an addition of 5,000 homes in the different areas affected by Haiyan.
My words cannot even begin to express the gratitude we all feel for your tremendous help. Liter of Light continues to spread its message and cause through various events and media and it will continue to do so because of you.
We are just beginning. We hope to continue working with you as we strive to help spread hope and light to all those who need it all over the world.
Again, thank you. We never could have done it without you.
Illac Angelo Diaz
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