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When d.light first began, our goal was to provide the best solar-powered products for base-of-the-pyramid families who have limited incomes and reside in off-grid areas. As d.light recognizes our tenth anniversary, we’re asking for your help in giving at least 10,000 solar lanterns to the population in greatest need today: refugee families living in camps.

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The Scale of Refugee Need 

More than 71 million men, women, and children are displaced today, the largest number of refugees ever seen in human history.

Greece has served as a primary gateway for Syrian refugees wishing to reach Europe, with about 62,000 currently stranded there for one or more years. Northern Uganda, still recovering from the country’s twenty-year civil war, has seen a flood of South Sudanese refugees—as many as 800,000, according to the UN-- since July 2016.

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How You Can Help

Our goal is to send at least 10,000 S2s to Syrian refugees in Greece and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

A donation of as little as US$5 will provide life-changing light to a refugee family, increasing their health, safety, productivity, and educational prospects. Nighttime incidents of violence, assault, cooking injuries, and snake bites are common in refugee camps; a bright, solar-powered lantern will significantly improve their daily living conditions.

To give, go to: https://www.cgvus.org/donate/. Be sure to write “solar lights” in the Notes section

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We are pleased to partner with international NGO Crossroads Foundation, which connects people in need with people in a position to help, including distributing goods around the globe. Our local partner in Greece is Emergency Response Centre International; in northern Uganda, NGO Salt and Light will assist with distribution.