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Huntsville Rotary provides solar power to Belize village

Rotary Club of Huntsville Texas and the Grid Earth Project Join forces to save lives in the jungle.
 
July 10, 2012 - PRLog -- The Huntsville Item Associated Press  
HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville’s Rotary Club has donated solar-powered lighting to the residents Belilze

The goal is to replace the more dangerous use of kerosene-fueled lamps by providing solar powered household lamps.

Use of kerosene lamps  result in more than 1 million deaths every year, in addition to burns and respiratory illnesses, asphyxia, and visual impairment.

The Rotary Club of Huntsville recently joined forces with an Austin, Texas based non-profit organization called The Grid Earth Project, to provide solar powered household lamps to the village of Gracie Rock, Belize.

Gracie Rock is located on the banks of the Sibun River near the Pecarry Hills of Belize. Many of the villagers use kerosene to light their homes.

Solar powered lighting The solar-powered lamps Grid Earth provides light up a 10 - by 10-foot room.

Through international service projects, Rotary clubs and districts are meeting the humanitarian  needs of people around the world.

For more information about the Grid Earth Project and its mission, visit www.gridearth.org.

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