Many families use kerosene or diesel lamps in their homes to see at night, even if they are aware that they are at risk for respiratory illnesses, because it is the least expensive option. These lighting solutions do not provide the quality families desire and are expensive and hazardous to use. Participants installed solar home systems that provide each household with light and AC power outlets so families can use regular home appliances like lamps, cell phones, TVs, computers, and fans. Access to clean energy in their homes will unlock new opportunities for El Regadio families!
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