The ‘Give Them Light‘ project was founded by documentary photographer and social activist Kiran Kreer, who donates solar-powered light bulbs to vulnerable families, mainly children living without electricity in rural areas.
The project also raises awareness on social issues and human interest stories via his photography. To shed light on the underprivileged, untold stories of survivors and human rights issues.
“It became my personal journey and the start of my own social project since I’ve volunteered during the Philippines Haiyan Typhoon in November 2013, with stories of those who survived the natural disaster.”
Why solar lights? Simple, it’s an item to help light up homes, to stop the usage of kerosene lamps, it’s a gift of hope and it’s a ‘door opener’ for others to notice them to get more help into this areas. Most importantly it’s clean green energy for children to read, mother’s to feed their babies, for women to protect themselves, walking lights and also works as an emergency light.
Latest Project: My next goal is to help the tribes and gypsies in Malaysia, India & Nepal. I am doing this via a Motorcycle expedition project called ‘Ride Of Lights’ where I’m riding over 20,000km across India to Nepal, to raise US$30,000 for 2000 solar lights.
These are mountain villages with difficult road access, with no electricity and basic needs, I have the support from local volunteer groups to help with the distribution of the lights. You can choose to donate US$15 for a single light for a child, US$30 to light up a home or donate any amount to support the project.
Donate via Paypal (Credit Card)
Or Donate via Direct Bank Transfers:
Bank Name : Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank)
Bank Address : 66 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Beneficiary Name : iMKIRAN Nation
Beneficiary Address : Bangsar South 59200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Account Number : 514123632561
SWIFT Code : MBBEMYKL
#GiveThemLight – The Movie
“We made a short movie!! Here’s a little of what #GiveThemLight is all about. I can’t believe this is my third year doing it! From Philippines to Malaysia, then to Nepal. But I’m not done yet…”
ABOUT THE LIGHT – Nokero Solar Light Bulb.
The Nokero N233 is a light-weight, highly portable solar light bulb that is perfect for emergency lighting and other off-grid task lighting in difficult terrains. With a single full day charge it lights up for 6-7 hours at night, with a life span of 3-5 years.
“Nokero is the only solar company to win the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patents for Humanity Award” – Nokero Inc.
“Kiran Kreer is a documentary photographer who travels around Asia and uses images to create awareness about disaster zones, children living in poverty and human rights issues. He is also the Light ambassador for South East Asia with Nokero Inc, Denver, USA since 2013.” – Steve Katsaros, CEO Nokero Inc
My lifetime goal is 10,000 solar lights for children around Asia. I’m currently still backpacking, photographing and sending aid to local villages/tribes since 2013.
Total lights donated up to date: 1548
Lives changed – over 7700 lives. (priceless)
Total lights still needed: 2250 (Malaysia, India, Nepal)
How Does This Work?
This chain reaction can only happen with ‘YOU’. When sufficient funds are collected for the total lights needed for that certain area, We will purchase the Nokero solar lights and ship them to location. Delivery will be made within 2 weeks of receiving the lights. The cost includes price of light, shipping, custom fees and logistics to get the lights into different villages.
All updates will also be posted on my Facebook page, don’t forget to ‘Like’ to get the updates.
“To find that connection with yourself and the universe is magical. But it will take you to the edge to see what it’s all about. Life then appears like you are seeing it for the very first time.” – Kiran Kreer
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