So what is the club of 10 USD?
For success in charity and development some things needs to be met
– A good idea is needed.
– A strong organization to be both trusted and able
– Innovations of change will have to be available
– A plan to make it work through routines
This is Kenya, at the equator, All dark after seven o’clock at night. These people get their light at night through kerosene lamps. The pay about 1,5 USD a week for this light. It’s a dangerous light, expensive and not environmental friendly. Families with a solarlamp instead of kerosene lamp save money every week.
Now the idea is to replace these kerosene lamps with solar.
There is Solar and LED technology today, but the lamps are mainly sold to middle class people, people with cash.
Microcredit done in a good manner is possible People need to know one another to make the best out of microcredit. Less problems, more safe.
These families do trust AL Unica child care centre and the leadership through the Mai Ini women group. La Unica child care centre has been working well for more than ten yrs
Now the scheme and plan is to provide 75% of the initial development funds for 120 lamps
750 USD is what the families can provide in cash themselves initially. 2250 USD is needed for the microcredit part. Only 1200 USD remains to be found. With 120 families this means 10 USD dollars a lamp still unsponsored as of sep 2012.
Last year 120 lamps where provided through smartsolar Kenya (using Barefootpower products. Firefly mobile. Yes, they even can charge cellphones from this solarlamp. The lamps are now tested and proven to be of good quality and the families are willing to pay market wholesale price for them, I f microcredit is provided.
Let’s provide light in a more lasting set up, using microcredit and their willingness to pay it forward. Would be nice to finish this before Christmas.
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