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Solar system for an East Timorese family

$300.00

Give the gift of light to families in East Timor.

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Give the gift of light to families in East Timor.

Help shine light onto dark nights in remote East Timorese communities. East Timor is one of the poorest countries in the region. Only 20% of the population have access to mains electricity and communities in remote areas are not expected to have mains electricity for at least the next 15 years. These communities are often small, dispersed and financially poor.

Since 2003 Alternative Technology Association (ATA) volunteers have been travelling throughout East Timor installing small, inexpensive solar power systems that provide lighting for thousands of households as well as community centres, orphanages, schools and hospitals in remote rural villages.

Installing a single bulb can allow children to study thereby improving their educational potential. Renewable technologies can operate off the grid, suitable for remote locations while reducing the demand for diesel fuel and other scarce (and expensive) resources. Click here for more info.

However we need financial support from people like you to roll out solar lighting to other remote communities in East Timor.

You will be sent a gift card which outlines the achievements of your present.

All donations over $2 to the Alternative Technology Association’s Renewable Energy Development Fund are tax deductible.

NB. In January 2016 the price of a solar system increased to $300 due to increasing costs for materials.