A glass bottle half filled with diesel and some cotton stuffed in the top as a wick, then lit, is what rural children here use as a lamp while trying to study in the toxic fumes. One stumble against a wobbly table and there is flaming fuel pouring over a child’s clothes. Severe burns are a common injury for children in Guatemala most of whom live hours from a hospital.

There is a simple, quick fix for this problem, A SOLAR LANTERN. £15, $18, Q130 is all it takes to make a family safe from this hazard. Click the ‘donate button’ now to make this happen.

Come to Guatemala and we will take you see the smiles and feel the hugs of gratitude for yourself. We welcome visitors with open arms.

GIVE US THE LIGHTS AND WE WILL DO THE LEG WORK

San Juan de Pacayal N 15.43.83 W 089.13.34
An hour and fifteen minutes in a truck and two and a half hours walking, then there is the return trip.

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Worth every ache and pain and ounce of sweat

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HELP us reach our goal: 500 Lanterns

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