I remember the scene well. Those of you who saw Disney’s Queen of Katwe might remember the future Ugandan chess champion and the poor circumstances she grew up in. One scene stood out. She was studying a book on chess after everyone went to bed. It was dark. The young girl was able to see only because of burning something inside (likely kerosene), which cost her family money and was likely dangerous.
The scene made an impression on me. You see, 1.5 Billion of people around the world in developing communities don’t have access to reliable, safe, and affordable sources of energy.
Like the real-life inspiration behind the movie, Phiona Mutesi, when the sun goes down in developing communities, life can come to a halt. Businesses, families, and even health clinics are without electricity. It puts things in perspective for me.
Solar Luci Lights
Light. It’s something I take for granted. But we can help those who need it with the gift of light thanks to Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12 plan and the use of solar Luci lights. lights.Through Direct Energy’s efforts to date, they have helped to distribute almost 18,000 lights to those who need it most.
Direct Energy has partnered with MPOWERD, whose non-profit community partners distribute solar Luci lights to people in need. Countries like Kenya, Haiti, Philippines and Nepal all have benefited from the solar Luci lights
- No Outlets or Batteries Needed – solar power only
- Brightens a room for up to 12 hours after full charge.
- Is Waterproof
- Is Lightweight
- Has Ultra-Bright LEDs
Let’s be honest…though I’m sure developed for those in need, you and I can benefit from using solar Luci lights as well. I’m thinking about the times we lose our power due to thunderstorms and/or tornadoes. What about a solar-powered nightlight? How about taking it on a road trip for emergencies. You see, the settings on the solar Luci light includes a constant light (like a lantern setting), flashing light, and a red light for emergencies.
How We Can Help
With the Direct Energy Give Brighter 12 plan, we have the chance to #GiveBrighter and make a real difference in the world.
For every person who signs up for Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12 plan, which is a competitively priced 12-month-fixed-rate electricity plan, MPOWERD will send one Luci light to a developing part of the world, and one to the customers’ home.
Yes, you get one too!
Visit DirectEnergy.com/GiveBrighter to learn more and sign up to #GiveBrighter.
It’s an electricity plan that gives back – Love it!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.