www.gridearth.org">http://www.gridearth.org, a 501 c 3 Charity distributes solar powered LED lamps to replace kerosene and other dangerous fuels. These solar lamps are provided to the recipients, at no cost. Last month, through the generosity of the Paige Lions Club, combined with other area donations, the town of Santa Teresita no longer relies on dangerous and inadequate kerosene light...Due to the generosity of the Paige Lions Club and other area Lions Clubs these tragedies will no longer occur in Santa Teresita. October 09, 2012
There exists in Cayo District a village that is located on a plateau above the jungle canopy. The climate is cooler because of the altitude, but there are some farming opportunities. The jungle is thick below the plateau, and in the evenings you can hear the unmistakable sound of howler monkeys.
Until recently Santa Teresita existed primarily the same way after sundown as it has for the past 150 years; lighting homes by means of kerosene lamps, candles or just living in darkness.
Through the generosity of the Paige Lions Club and support from surrounding Lions Clubs enough funds were generated to provide every home in Santa Teresita with a solar lamp.
Kerosene only produces 1/30th of the adequate light required for reading and the students must be so close to the lantern that it is impossible not to inhale the toxic fumes. Students also reported that the smoke produced from the lanterns had a tendency to burn their eyes after only a short time, thus reducing the amount of work they were able to accomplish.
Kerosene lanterns cause:
Incalculable vision damage
2 million deaths per year (the number one cause of death in children under age 5)
1.5 Burn death per year (one every 21 seconds, most under the age of 14)
Millions of severe repertory illness and non lethal burn injuries
Due to the generosity of the Paige Lions Club and other area Lions Clubs these tragedies will no longer occur in Santa Teresita. The Grid Earth Project is proud to work with the Lions Clubs to address this worldwide health and safety issue.
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