The mission of One Million Lights is to improve the daily lives of children and adults by providing clean and healthy lighting. We distribute safe, rechargeable solar lights around the world, replacing dangerous and polluting kerosene lamps.
Light improves health.
Solar light keeps air clean and lungs healthy. It enables doctors to provide medical attention at any hour of the night. Maternal mortality rates during childbirth decrease when light is available. Even in the most impoverished communities, a solar light keeps families healthy.
Light provides education.
Children with access to clean, safe light get more out of their education. Solar lighting in India nearly doubled childen’s study time and greatly improved school performance, by allowing children to continue school work after sundown. Kids in unelectrified communities could finally compete with their more urban peers, and give their community a chance for a prosperous future.
Solar light provides better illumination than kerosene. Outdoor shopkeepers stay open longer, and attract more customers. Farmers safely tend to livestock. Textile workers continue weaving and sewing past sundown. Kerosene savings and increased income affords families the food, clothing, and medicine they need to thrive.