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Topic Title: A Liter of Light
Topic Summary: Water-filled bottles are lighting up homes in shanty towns across the Philippines.
Created On: 09 August 2013 10:08 AM
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jarathoon

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Inspirational story about work and light from waste on aljazerra

http://www.aljazeera.com/progr...0138213236300294.html

"Despite living in the sunny tropics, many people in the Philippines spend their days in darkness cramped together in make-shift homes with limited privacy and electricity.

However, a locally raised social entrepreneur and Liter of Light founder Illac Diaz has developed a green, cheap and simple method to illuminate homes - plastic bottles filled with water and bleach and installed into rooftops.

More than 350,000 people have already had the bottles fixed to their homes and the technology has spread to ten countries."




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James Arathoon
 13 August 2013 04:19 PM
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jarathoon

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It appears this idea originated out of Brazil

"Alfredo Moser: Bottle light inventor proud to be poor"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23536914

By Gibby Zobel BBC World Service, Uberaba, Brazil

"Alfredo Moser's invention is lighting up the world. In 2002, the Brazilian mechanic had a light-bulb moment and came up with a way of illuminating his house during the day without electricity - using nothing more than plastic bottles filled with water and a tiny bit of bleach."

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