In the village of Busowobi, Uganda we have around 50 widows who live off of a few dollars a week. The only light these women have in their huts is candlelight or a small lamp. One widow had three D-cell batteries taped together with a wire taped to one end. In the middle of the wire was a tiny bulb (smaller than a flashlight bulb). She could touch the loose end of the wire to the other end of the batteries and it would light up the tiny bulb. It would only light a couple of inches of space. With help from our friends at Celebration Church in Shreveport, LA we have been able to install a solar lighting kit in her house that now provides a light hanging from the ceiling in two rooms.
The joy that she showed to us for providing her with lights in her home was exhilarating, exciting and so much fun to experience as she flashed a huge smile, jumped up and down, shouted for joy, and gave hug after hug.
The Mandate wants to provide more Solar Lighting Kits to the widows in the village. Lights for their home will allow them to do some things at night and just to be able to get around without tripping over things. If they have children it will allow the children more time to do school work. Most of us can watch TV, do homework, work on projects, wash dishes, clean the house, take baths and a myriad of other things at night because of lights in our homes. Imagine not having lights or only having a candle or lamp to light a small area of your home. It would make our lives much more difficult with out lights in our home.
The Mandate can get solar lighting kits in Uganda for $83 to install in a widow’s home. The kits have two lights with long wires to attach to the solar powered battery, a solar panel with a very long cord to attach from it to the battery, on and off switches on the light cords, a phone cable that plugs into 10 different type of phones, a solar powered battery system that has plug-ins for the cords, and two USB plugs.
With your help we can install more of these small lighting systems in the homes of widows. You can donate the full cost of a system, the cost of more than one system, or even the cost of part of a system. Any amount will go a long way toward helping these widows and their families out. Please donate today to bring light to a home.
All donations go directly to supporting the mission of The Mandate Inc. ministries and are fully tax-deductible.