A team of seven volunteer from The VELUX Group visited Heartland Festival (DK) 2018 where they sold the solar lamps under the concept “Give one get one”. Heartlands guests wholeheartedly embraced the concept and chose to donate more than 400 solar lamps for the good cause.
Where do the lamps make a difference?
The Natural Light solar lamps have been donated to school children and families in the slum area Kibera in Nairobi the capital of Kenya. Kibera is Africa’s biggest urban slum with an estimated 1.2 million people living in an area of approximately 2.5 square kilometers. Many of Kibera’s residents live on less than 1 dollar per day and without electricity, sewage and water.
Emily Okumu a single-mother of five children in Kibera shows how the residents use a small petroleum flame to light up household activities like cooking and doing homework in the evening. The tiny flame poorly illuminates the room when the children are doing their homework. This means that the children sit close to the flame and inhale the dangerous petroleum fumes with bad cough and headaches as consequences.