evening in the villages of Mpwapwa
Imagine this, you return home around 5:00 in the evening, but you better hurry now, because there are only two hours before it's dark.
You have to cook, clean up, perhaps patch a hole in your clothes…
Dinner is over and it's dark outside, but you're not tired yet.
You sit in your ‘living room’ and light a kerosene
It would be nice to read something and you actually have to finish some written work.
But with this lamp it is impossible. The odor and the smoke from the kersone lamp are putrid!
No wonder that your child’s eyes are constantly inflamed.
Why Solar Lamps?
families at our partner sites are very poor.
families live in rural areas, without electricity or telecommunications.
comes primarily from putrid kerosene and petroleum lamps.
and petroleum are very expensive.
of such lamps damage the environmental and household air quality.
problems increase significantly when using kerosene or petroleum.
or school is impossible-in Tansania it become rapidly dark around 7:00 pm.
families work hard every day for their minimal living conditions.
They can’t improve their condition with their own energies.
is no putrid flame, no eye problems.
doesn’t have to use their money to purchase kerosene or petroleum.
the evening, one has clear, bright light to read and write.
In the evening, one can still do some manual work.
copyright by Siegfried Popp, Staatl. Berufsschule Freilassing