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    Solar power for moms in Congo

    Day 19

    A Light in the Dark

    What’s it like to live in darkness when the sun goes down?

    When doing clean energy research in Asili’s Zone 3 in Mudaka, one woman told us, “At night, the world becomes very small.”

    For someone like her, access to solar lights and alternative forms of energy can fundamentally shift what life is like after 6pm.

    Knowing full well the impact that solar energy could have on this community, the Asili team brought along solar light kits to their clean energy cooking demonstration

    The group invited to the demonstration were all people who have been a part of the Asili team’s initial clean energy research – they’ve been keeping records on how much they’re spending on energy and from what sources. Now, the team wants to see how much they can save with these solar lights…

    So, as a way to say thank you, and also to deepen that research, the participants got to go home with a brand new solar kit! 

    This mom got a solar light installed at her house thanks to 365, and things are going to change. “At night I can help the kids with studying. We’ll be able to see. I can do anything.” 

    Photos by Lens on Life photographers, Operation Goma (DRC): Kennedy Ngoa and Michel Basizi 

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