The ‘Give Them Light‘ project was founded by documentary photographer Kiran Kreer to deliver solar-powered light bulbs to vulnerable families and children living without electricity.
“It became my personal journey and the start of my social project called ‘Give Them Light‘ during the Philippines Haiyan Typhoon in November 2013, with more stories of those who survived the disaster, where I started raising funds to donate Nokero solar lights and other aid to these survivors in Asia.”
Why donate solar lights? Simple, it’s not just an item to be donated to help light up homes, it’s a gift of hope, it’s to pass on a message that people around the world still care 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, shelter lights, walking lights and also works as an emergency light.
Latest Update: On April 25, 2015 there was a devastating, magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal with it’s epicenter 43 miles northwest of Kathmandu. This earthquake killed more than 8,800 people and injured over 23,000. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened, across many districts of the country. Many of the mountain tribes living with no electricity, even before the earthquake.
On Sept 2015 I have found many areas in Mankanpur & Jharlang district that are in urgent need of solar lights, children here are living with no electricity even before the earthquake. Their homes are badly damaged and they are currently living only with wood fire, candles and kerosene lamps.
CURRENT PROJECTS: My next goal is to help children and families in Malaysia, India & Nepal.
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. The lights will be mainly for children and mothers for feeding and cooking. Please purchase US$15 for a single light for a child, US$30 to light up a home or donate any amount to support the project.
How else can you help? SHARE on social media! Help us create this awareness. Only you can start this chain reaction for a good cause.
Purchase and donate a light via Paypal/Visa/Mastercard
#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 and to Malaysia, then to Nepal. But I’m not done yet…”
ABOUT THE LIGHT – Nokero N233 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. It is designed for durability and will withstand years of daily use in the world’s harshest conditions. 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 a Light ambassador with Nokero Inc, Denver, USA since 2013.” – Steve Katsaros, CEO Nokero Inc
Support the ‘GIVE THEM LIGHT’ project
My lifetime goal is 10,000 solar lights for children around Asia. To donate solar lights to 5000 families living with no electricity. I’m currently still backpacking, photographing, sharing stories and sending aid to local villages/tribes since 2012.
Total lights donated up to date: 1548
Lives changed – over 7700 lives. (priceless)
Total lights still needed: 2250 (Malaysia, India, Nepal)
How else can you help? SHARE on social media! Help us create this awareness.
Each Nokero N233 Solar Light cost US$15.00, you can choose to donate as many lights as you wish or donate/sponsor any amount to support the project.
Donate via Paypal/Visa/Mastercard
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
Contact me for more details, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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, I 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.
“To find that connection to 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.” – iMKIRAN
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