Share Light in the Face of Darkness
Rapid response to earthquakes and severe storms
Help communities in urgent need of energy A Project of L | KBFUS Funds
We usually take electricity for granted, but when the power is out, it becomes a terrifying and alarming experience. It can mean turning to candles, battery powered flashlights or kerosene lamps, which can be dangerous, scarce or expensive. As access to power is already scarce in some communities around the world, this issue is worsened globally by sudden hurricanes, earthquakes and monsoons. For example, with Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico was left with a destroyed energy grid and an estimated 3.4 million people were left without power.
In response to the natural disasters that have been taking place in our world, and the multitude of messages we have received from the Little Sun community, we have decided to take action. Although our focus is on off-grid communities in Africa, we are collecting donations to send portable solar powered lamps and phone chargers to people affected by disaster. Your contribution helps us keep a running stock available for those affected by these disasters and power outages, and helps us instantly respond to future emergencies.
Solar can be very helpful, especially portable units, during hurricane season or in areas prone to earthquakes. We provide a wearable solution that includes phone charging and integrated light which will be incredibly helpful during a power outage. The units are built durable and resistant against dust and water and are easy to use.
To get the power units to the people who need them, we are partnering with US based and local non-profits, which respond to disasters and distribute the items within their relief programs. This helps keep the costs down and allows for rapid response.
Little Sun Foundation is a German nonprofit. U.S.-based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the Little Sun Foundation US Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.
Further information: www.littlesunfoundation.org Image: Herb Liberman.