21 Oct Solar Phone Charging
Power outages are a certainty in Dharwar, India. But Muneera is prepared. Soon after the loan program for solar lanterns was introduced to her kendra borrowing group, she purchased one. The kerosene she was using during power outages is hard to obtain, and smoky. The amount she spent on candles per month is almost 20% of the cost of her lantern, so she foresees savings in the near future. Just as important, the quality of the light from the lantern far exceeds that of a kerosene lantern or candle. And those light sources can’t also charge her mobile phone!