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A Gift That'll Light Up Lives

Posted Nov 18 2010 5:14pm

Boys studying by solar light Billions of people in the developing world are exposed to air pollution from kerosene lamps, and unsafe light sources account for about 1 million fire-related deaths per year. To combat these problems, the Lights for Life campaign is bringing solar-powered illumination to impoverished communities. 

Nokero , a manufacturer of solar light bulbs, has already donated 100 bulbs, and those who buy a solar bulb from the company can simultaneously donate to Project C.U.R.E. , an organization that delivers medical supplies to people in need.

As many of us begin to contemplate gift ideas for the holiday season, a solar-powered light bulb donation seems like a bright choice.

--Della Watson / image courtesy Cheyenne Ellis

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