March 11, 2014

Plastic soda bottle = invaluable light for thousands.

Honestly, this is one of the most remarkable stories I've read in quite awhile.

We posted about the amazing MIT-designed plastic solar bottle bulbs that have literally changed the lives of 10,000 slum dwellers in the Phillipines, and now we're happy to report that the My Shelter Foundation has expanded their "Isang Litrong Liwanag"  campaign with the goal of bringing one million of these dirt cheap "liters of light" to homes in Manila's slums. Hit the jump for a look at the non profit organization's video, which demonstrates how a plastic bottle filled with water and a touch of bleach has  transformed thousands of dark shacks into saner, safer places.
If you have a few minutes, I strongly encourage you to watch this video and be amazed.

"A Liter of Light" Aims to Illuminate 1 Million Homes With Plastic Solar Bottle Bulbs | Inhabitat

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