BEYOND THE LIGHT PROJECT
Working Towards a Brighter Future
We believe that every person should have access to electricity. Our mission is to make this a reality.
Our Access to Education Initiative
Access to Education initiative is spreading in Nicaragua and Honduaras.
Without lights at home, students have limited options to study after dark.
Health & Safety
The burning of dirty fuels leads to 1 in 14 deaths. Finding ways to remove or eliminate harmful fumes will prevent many more unnecessary deaths.
Without electricity, managing family demands means more time away for their loved ones. The importance of family bonding with forms of entertainment such as lights for reading and a radio are priceless!
Women spend nearly all their time managing family chores, including time spent charging cell phones in town, instead of finding opportunities to start a business or find paying work.
THE ENERGY POVERTY PROBLEM
Globally, over 770 million people do not have access to electricity and while this number has improved, there is still a long way to go.
Latin America accounts for 16.4 million of those people.
In a desperate attempt to access light, families without electricity burn dirty fuels in their homes, a practice that endangers and harms the health of those families.
Electricity Changes Lives!
Beyond the Light's mission is to end energy poverty.
Beyond the Light Project provides the resources necessary to bring electricity to homes, works to train locals how to build and repair solar systems for their communities, and leaves behind a process to provide sustainable energy solutions and job creation.
Eliminate harmful fumes from the indoor burning of dirty fuels
Extend hours of learning for children and adults
Provide opportunities to gain skills and income outside the home
Provide access to communication with cellphone charging and a radio
Provide a method for portable lighting to allow for safety to walk outside at night
Provide low power refrigeration to allow for preservation of food and medicine