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Indigenous communities in Papua's highlands are extremely isolated, and do not not have access to electricity. They primarily rely on kerosene and candles for lighting - options which are expensive, dangerous, and cause respiratory problems.
Solar lanterns will help indigenous communities to save money, breathe easier, and enjoy safe, bright light at night. They can put the money that they save towards other family needs like education and food. In the first phase of this project, we reached 1,500 people in Papua with solar lights. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback. There is a huge demand for more solar lights.
Indigenous communities whose daily lives depend on crops they can grow at home and sell in the market. We will reach families far from Jayapura town, the provincial capital, and also those who live close to town but who do not have electricity and thus spend much of their income on candles and kerosene.
Our local partner, Lady Green Foundation, will distribute the solar lights. A credit payment scheme will be offered to those who cannot afford to pay in full.
Financial contribution: Local transport and distribution costs
Non-financial contribution: Volunteer staff
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Product (d.light S20)
Cost of technology
Wire Transfer Fee
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% average based on average size of project and average donation amount
Covers project support costs