Rotary Online Makeup Program

Meeting Date: 30 November 2012

Prepared By: George Firican


Liter of light



Did you know 1.5 billion people live without electricity and without light? That's about 21% of the entire world population. MyShelter Foundation is one of many other foundations and world efforts that try to change that.



MyShelter Foundation's goal is to first brighten up one million homes in Philippines and around the world by the end of 2012 and four million homes on four continents by the end of 2013.


About the foundation and their 1 Liter of Light project

MyShelter Foundation was established by Illac Diaz, a Filipino student, to create a system of sustainability and reliability through its capability-building and employment-generating projects. Introducing groundbreaking social enterprise, appropriate low-cost technologies, and alternative construction in the Philippines, MyShelter Foundation has pioneered projects such as the Pier One Seafarer's Dormitory, the Design Against the Elements (DAtE) competition, and the Bottle School Project.

1 Liter of Light, MyShelter Foundation's latest venture, is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Light to disprivileged communities worldwide. Designed and developed with students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Solar Bottle Light is is rooted on the principle of Appropriate Technologies – a concept that provides simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.

A liter of Light Official Version Video. 2:18 minutes


Litrong Liwanag at Mornings@ANC's GoingGreen. 12:12 minutes


How to make a solar bottle bulb

One clear bottle of water can be easily transformed to bring you light during the day as if it would be a fully functional 55 Watt light bulb. Would you like to learn how to make your own? This is simple and valuable information to possess when you travel to poor countries as this might be something you could pass on to them.
You simply need to take a clean clear plastic bottle, fill it up with purified water, add 3 tablespoons of liquid bleach and seal the cap. Please read the instructions below for the full details:
or watch this short video:

How can you help?

1. Donate:
2. Volunteer:
3. Spread the word

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