Skip links

    So basic, such a difference

    Day 134

    A Reassuring Light

    On Day 133, Freddie had an idea to help elder refugees that are living alone in the settlement. And now, he wants to do just a little more for them.

    Living alone can make even a simple task seem daunting. And, it can be lonely and unsafe too. We met Kabirigi, a refugee from Rwanda that is over 100 years old! After dark, he is alone in his home with no light source to cook by, or to make him feel safe.

    Freddie knew of an easy way to make change for Kabirigi and others living alone and in a vulnerable state – give them light.

    D-lights are small, solar lamps that are simply recharged using the energy of the sun. They’re safe and easy to use – the perfect light source for someone like Kabirigi.

    “I’ve always been in the dark.The light will help,” said Kabirigi.

    It may seem simple, but providing something as basic as light can make a big difference. Suddenly, the days can last just a little longer and more importantly, you can feel safer in your own home.

    [easy-social-share buttons="facebook,twitter" counters=1 counter_pos="hidden" total_counter_pos="leftbig" style="button" point_type="simple" url="" text="A Reassuring Light"]

    Changemakers 365

    by Alight


    The world’s tough problems can seem insurmountable. So at Alight, while we tackle those big problems we also do what’s doable. Right then. And that’s what Changemakers 365 is all about. Learn more!


    Changemakers 365 members give either $30 per month or a one-time gift of $365 (it’s free for anyone who has ever lived in a refugee camp). Join us!

    Let's Connect!