San Mateo resident receives solar light from GridEarth

- Press Release - Grid Earth’s efforts to provide safe solar powered household lighting is directly bringing hope to the residents of San Mateo. One woman shares her story about her children who are now able to do their homework at night.

Shirley, pictured here with her children, went from house to house attempting to borrow a candle so her children could do their homework. Unfortunately, residents in San Mateo were not able to help her. Her children were forced to go to school the next day and explain to their teacher that they were unable to complete their homework. Why? Because there was no light.

Grid Earth believes this should never be allowed to happen. In this world we live in, something as small as a candle is preventing a child’s education.

In a community like San Mateo, most residents have little choice about their future. Those able to study and learn have some hope of pulling themselves out of their current position.

Grid Earth is dedicated to providing this assistance when possible. Our hope is that the light provides hope and prosperity to the residents of San Mateo. Support Grid Earth today with a donation to help fund more safe lighting projects.

About Grid Earth
Mission:

To save lives, improve health and educational conditions, and stimulate economies in underdeveloped areas of the world by providing solar powered household lighting and increased opportunities for commerce.

Vision:
To see the quality of life around the world improve through the increased use of safe, clean and efficient sources of energy.

GridEarth Brings In Simple Reusable Technology. Their simple technology starts with “off the grid” products like Solar Powered Household Lights. A simple solution that can help a child read in a safe environment as oppose to Kerosene lamps. It can help a family eat a meal together with
breathing in the noxious fumes that can lead to a variety of ailments caused by kerosene.

Grid Earth Website www.gridearth.org

Community of San Mateo
Here's a video posted on YouTube where nine year old filmmaker Gigi Harris shares the difficult living conditions in San Mateo, Belize. For more information contact Beth Ratty, Principal of Mason Elementary: 816-986-2330. beth.ratty@leesummit.k12.mo.us