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Uploaded on Nov 30, 2009

Suranjini Kumar, a homemaker, relates how she has taken advantage D.Light, possible through the advances in light emitting diode (LED) technology, moving from oil lamps and matches to bright light in her home.

The Challenge: More than 1.5 billion people in the world live without access to electricity. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals identify electricity as essential to eradicating poverty, calling for 500 million more people to be electrified by 2015. Many households rely on kerosene lanterns and candles to meet their lighting needs, but these light sources are expensive, hazardous, polluting and produce low-quality light.

Many thanks to Jamie Billet for his tireless efforts producing this video and Raina Kumra and Vineet & Abha Agrwal for their help with translations.

EarthSayersJamie Billet; Suranjini Kumar
OrganizationsAcumen Fund; Dlight Design
EarthSayers RatingRecommended
CountryUnited States
Dateunknown
FormatInterview
Lengthunknown
Member of Special CollectionJacqueline Novogratz and The Acumen Fund
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