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A Liter of Light

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

A simple innovation – plastic bottles filled with chlorinated water – has been shedding light some of Earth’s poorest people.

Securely placed into a hole in the roof, Liters of Light can mimic a 50 watt bulb during the day time for the majority of the year, helping illuminate homes where electricity is not affordable.

Much like the SODIS water purification technique, or the MoneyMakerPlus manual irrigation pump,  the Liters of Light project exemplifies how effectively low cost innovations can dramatically improve quality of life.

Everyday in the struggle to eradicate extreme poverty, breakthroughs are being made and simple solutions are being found.

Within a decade or two, we’ll find that humankind’s rising tide has lifted all of earth’s ships, making it so every single human has access to at least the very basic necessities.

And with every step we take towards this admiral and ambitious goal, we also move closer to cementing a lasting peace around the planet.