"They call me 'Solar Demi' because I've brightened up their dark homes."
In Sitio Maligaya, a community outside of Metro Manila in the Philippines, many residents live in one-room houses constructed along an unused length of railroad track. Millions of people in the region are without electricity and those who do have access to electricity are often unable to afford the cost or must endure faulty connections. MyShelter Foundation launched the Liter of Light campaign to provide an immediate solution that's both economically and ecologically sustainable.
In a video about the initiative, residents of Sitio Maligaya explain how the houses are built close together and residents tend to stay outside during the day because of the lack of indoor light. In order to address the problem, Liter of Light devised a method for installing water-filled plastic water bottle "bulbs" into the metal roofs. After installation, the bottles enable sunlight to brighten the homes during the day.The Liter of Light project provides a step-by-step instructional video on how to install the solar bottle bulb. The Liter of Light campaign aims to light one million homes in the Philippines in 2012.
Liter of Light's step-by-step instruction video:
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