About the photo
Our colleagues at Greenlight Planet, a company that manufactures the solar light you see in this photo, estimate that study times for students in homes that have switched from kerosene lighting to solar increase by 75 percent. In the homes we visit in Central America, we regularly find good evidence that this is the case. Several customers have commented that kids can study better at night and adults can crunch numbers for their business, or work on their savings and loans group ledgers later into the night. This is perhaps the greatest impact of our work alongside the direct cash savings that families experience.
Photo by Darren Mahuron