Want to directly help a Haitian family and have your donation keep on helping for a long time to come? Consider our “Shed a Light on Haiti” solar light program”.
Through a generous donation specifically for this program we were able to provide solar battery-powered lights to families. And the best part is that this program is largely self-sustaining.
Here’s how it works: through one generous donation from Compass Church in Byron Center, Michigan we were able to buy 25 light units. Each unit consists of a solar collector, rechargeable battery and two LED lights. The battery when fully charged can keep the lights on for 17 hours. It also can be used to charge cellphones. This is important in Haiti because otherwise people have to pay just to charge a phone as electricity in the home is rare.
We distribute units to families in the village each month, collecting the Haitian equivalent of one dollar a week from each family. At the end of fifty weeks the family owns the light system.
The benefit of this program is several fold.
- The families receiving the system are not being given a handout so their self-esteem remains intact.
- The program leads to ownership of the light system after the fifty weeks.
- The money collected is used to buy more light systems to keep the program going.
- HSP injects additional funds to make up for shortfalls and to administer the program.
- The home light kits are purchased in Haiti from Stellar-Haiti who also plants one tree for every kit sold.
You can make a real and direct difference in a Haitian family’s life by buying a light system. Fifty Dollars buys one complete system and once the family pays off their lights that money is reinvested into the program. It keeps on working. What could be better!
To Date over 250 light kits have been distributed in the Terre Froide Community.
Please help with this project by donating to Haiti School Project. It’s easy, just visit our donate page.
Please click here for more information on the Solar Light Kit and electricity in Haiti.
The Klere’M light kit consists of a solar panel, battery, two lights with cable & switches and USB connectors for all phone type.
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