Papua New Guinea has 7 million people and only 2 million has access to some of form of electricity. And even this is in unreliable with regular power blackouts. The 5 million however, do not have access to electricity or light.
While I was working at Immanuel Lutheran Rural Hospital, a mission hospital operated by the Genius Lutheran Church of PNG, I did autopsy on 2 occasions on children who had been burnt alive in their house. The fire had started from a candle. The children did in their sleep. Tradition houses in the highlands of PNG are made of wood and grass is used as roof so can easily get on fire.
So when a friend introduced me to dlight, I was more than excited.
So I have now started on a campaign to get this solar lantern to every household in rural PNG. Starting with aid posts, health centers and schools. My vision to get this product to as many people as I can.
Just found your blog! Super great work you are doing! I live in the mountains of Gulf and provide healthcare here in the bush. Can you tell me more about your campaign to get the d.light into every house in rural PNG?
I really enjoyed reading this blogpost, keep on writing such interesting posts.