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(VIDEO) Solar lights have the power to improve lives

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In a solar-light illuminated office, Danny Stokley, Green Technology Fund officer, explains why solar lights are important in developing countries.

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On his trips to visit Global Partnerships' (GP's) partners, Danny often witnesses the impact that solar lights can have on families.

On a recent trip to visit MiCrédito, a GP partner in Nicaragua, Danny traveled with them to the verdant but rural region of Monte Fresco. There, he met Maritsa Jarquín (pictured right), a MiCrédito client. She has lived in the same rural community for her entire life, relying on agricultural production for income to support her 13 kids. She now supplements that income by selling solar lights.

She also purchased one solar light for herself, which is much brighter and less expensive than her two previous lighting solutions: kerosene lanterns and battery powered flashlights. Maritsa uses her solar light every night to illuminate her kitchen, where she cooks for her family over an open fireplace. GP’s investment in our partner MiCrédito’s solar light initiative helps mothers like Maritsa improve their household finances and quality of life.

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Maritsa Jarquin
Maritsa Jarquín, a client of our partner MiCrédito, uses a solar light to illuminate her kitchen, where she cooks for her family every night. Photo © Global Partnerships.

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