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Business in a Box Program Provides Affordable Solar-Powered Products to Help Change Lives

Oct 31st, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Top Story

In the developing world, 1.4 billion low-income people lack electricity. They turn to small kerosene lamps, which provide very little light, smell awful, lead to lung problems, cause burns and house fires and damage the environment. The other alternative is cheap batteries, which perform poorly and contaminate local water supply. Both options are very expensive; this demographic spends as much as 17% of income on power!