Light up The Philippines
Phase One

We're connecting clean, affordable and efficient solar lighting with rural families in Oriental Mindoro.

d.light S10
Solar lantern
  • A bright and durable replacement for kerosene lanterns
  • Comes with an integrated solar panel and multiple-setting handle
  • Extremely flexible and convenient to use
d.light S10 has a multiple setting handle that can be adjusted as needed

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.

d.light S250
Solar lantern
  • Dual purpose solar light and solar mobile charger
  • Its bright white light illuminates a room similarly to a 3 to 5 Watt CFL lamp
  • Provides 10 times more light than a kerosene lantern
d.light S250 provides 10 times more light than a kerosene lantern

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.


In Oriental Mindoro, the growing population has inadequate access to electricity. Rural families spend much of their household income on kerosene, candles and other inefficient sources of light. These fuels are dim, dirty, dangerous and expensive. Poor quality light after sunset makes working difficult and studying nearly impossible.

How we can help: 

The d.light solar lights will provide clean, affordable and efficient lighting and phone charging capabilities to some of the most disadvantaged communities in Oriental Mindoro.

Who are we working with: 

The solar lights will reach five communities where our local partner, Gelacio I. Yason Foundation Family Farm School (GIYF-FFS), works. With 75 percent of families dependent on agriculture, poverty is high, access to quality education is low, and many people suffer from malnutrition. The average family size is seven people.


We will sell the solar lights at a locally affordable price, thanks to free delivery and training services from the distributor. We will use the proceeds from solar light sales to purchase more lanterns to reach more communities through microfranchising, helping local people develop new income streams.

Project timeframe: 
March - June 2012
Location :
Reaching 2040 people
Local Partner Contribution: 
  • Local distribution costs
  • Staff to implement, monitor and provide technical support
  • Community training sessions
  • Education material
Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - d.light S250
Cost of technology including shipping
Product - d.light S10
Cost of technology including shipping
Wire transfer fee
Paypal/other processing fee
3.3% average based on average size of project and average donation amount
Kopernik 10%
Covers Kopernik's due diligence and project support costs
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 2 people who pitched in $8,608.00