The Global Peace Foundation Philippines' All-Lights Village (ALV)
program launched its 40th All-Lights Village in the country
Is not just a project but a movement to build model villages embodying the vision “One Family under God”
by providing solarcharged lamps to villages without electricity in the world.
In effect, schoolchildren in All-Lights Villages will have sufficient time to study, obtain proper education, and grow to become productive citizens that contribute to the development of their villages. In addition, the use of solar-powered lights will help reduce global warming and counter climate change by eliminating polluting fuels.
All-Lights Village Project: A new outlook on health and environment
Improved health through prevention of indoor air pollution.
Joy of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines had asthma and it became worse due to inhaling kerosene fume at night. After receiving the All-Lights solar lantern and no longer exposed to the terrible and hazardous odor, Joy's health gradually improved!
4,000 people die each day and a million more annually due to inhalation of poisonous gases in their homes. Smoke from biomass is therefore one of the leading cause of deaths along with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in underdeveloped nations.
Reduction of illiteracy for underdeveloped countries
Children's learning ability has improved due to the brightened environment.
Education is a basic human right but there are still many people in the world who cannot read and write. If people are illiterate, it will be difficult for them to prosper and overcome poverty. Acquiring basic education gives one the power to understand the world and the opportunity to improve one's potential and capability.
All-Lights solar lamps can reduce the cost of fuel and save the environment
The increase of fuel consumption is causing hardship in life and destruction of the environment.
Margarita of Nueva Ecija in the Philippines is earning about 30 dollars a month. After spending 30% of her income on fuel, making ends meet becomes a real challenge. Yet there has been a big change after receiving the All-Lights solar lantern. Margarita can now save 30% of her income and use it to buy books and pens for her children.
Poor people in unenergized villages spend a considerable portion of their income to buy fuel. This makes them more indigent. And when they become desperate, they cut down trees to make fuelwood. This makes their lives even more difficult and eventually destroys the environment.