Solar Lamp Project

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Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› admin

ACM Ministries has taken on the challenge of getting solar lamps to replace toxic kerosene lamps to the people of Busuma, Uganda getting clean light into every home by the the 1st quarter 2015.

The remote village of Busuma, Uganda has 186 families living in mud brick, thatched huts that are forced to use these toxic kerosene lamps from 6:00 PM until sleep every day of their lives. These brutal lamps emit noxious black smoke and burn up to 20% of the household income – helping to lock these families into poverty.

By contrast solar lamps cost as little as $10, pay for themselves after 12 weeks and last for five years. Having free, clean light and not wasting money on kerosene ($10-$15 per month) helps to transform peoples’ chances in life.

ACM Ministries has taken on the challenge of getting these solar lamps to the people of Busuma and aim to get a clean light into every home by the end of the first (1st) quarter 2015.

There will be no costs for the associates managing this project as we are all volunteers or villagers.  Every donation will go toward the purchase of a solar LED lamp. The total cost of this project is only $2,500

See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/african-solar-lamp-project/222396#sthash.jQ4izDDN.dpuf