2019 Philippine elections

And then there was light

Katherine Visconti
Hikers trekked along 6 of the highest peaks in the Philippines to deliver solution to those without light

DAVAO DEL SUR, Philippines – Between November of 2011 and February of 2012, a total of 200 volunteer hikers trekked along 6 of the highest peaks in the Philippines carrying a simple solar solution.  They delivered 500 lanterns powered by the sun. 

SOLAR. A lantern powered by the sun illuminates a dark night.

The journey was called the Hike for Light.

WITHOUT LIGHT. Alice Albete is among the 1 in 4 rural Filipinos who live without electricity.

A study by Planète d’Entrepreneurs found that with the solar lanterns students studied an average of 45% longer, parents saved P4,000 on energy costs each year and families increased their cash flow by nearly 25%. – Rappler.com

(Video by Katherine Visconti. Bright Philippine melody by Toni’ Muñoz. Cambodian Odyssey by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com.)

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