Solar Light Update

The first shipment of 1000 solar lights was received in Cebu at the end of February. All families associated with Kadasig were given two lights. The feedback has been resoundingly positive. All are finding them easy to use and so much safer than the previously used oil lamps or candles, they are also saving money and help them to feel safe walking around at night. Each light costs $10 and thank you to the Kadasig community in Australia for raising the funds for these lights. It really is $10 well spent.

The second shipment of 600 lights will be delivered to Manila in about 5 weeks. Kadasig joined with the Columban Priests to raise money for these. The lights will be divided between different communities in the Philippines, all working with the desperately poor. 300 lights will go to the Preda Foundation (People’s Recovery, Empowerment and Development Assistance) run by Fr Shay Cullen in Olongapo – www.preda.org, 100 to the Good Shepherd Sisters community of Damayan in Malabon, 100 to a Columban lay missionary working with women in Novaliches and 100 to our dear friend Val, the Australian volunteer nurse, for the very poor families she works with in Zambales.

These lights really are making an insurmountable difference. With this in mind we will continue to collect money to go towards this project on an ongoing basis. If you would like to support this project or your school or workplace would like to get involved please contact Glenys Gayfer at [email protected]

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