18 Aug '11, 9am

The Social Entrepreneur Lighting Up the Developing World

The Social Entrepreneur Lighting Up the Developing World

Many people in the developing world are forced to use fuel lamps that burn kerosene, which is costly, dirty and unhealthy. Rural communities around the world are estimated to spend between $8 and $12 per month for replacement lighting services such as candles, kerosene, dry cells, or battery charging.Without affordable lighting, the simple things at home are difficult from children not being able to study at night to businesses not operating after sundown. Kerosene and other fossil fuels produce fumes that can lead to a variety of ailments and according to the World Bank, 780 million women and children breathing kerosene fumes inhale the equivalent smoke from two packs of cigarettes per day. The result is that two thirds of the adult female lung cancer victims are non-smokers.It is easy to see the difference social entrepreneur Katsasros will be making to the 1.8 billion p...

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