San Vicente

STORY

REPORT

GALLERY

FUNDER ROLL

About San Vicente

San Vicente Los Cimientos is a beautiful village located in southern Guatemala, To reach the village, our local partner Amigos de la Aldea had to drive for two hours over rough dirt roads in 4×4 vehicles and cross four rivers. People in the village were excited when we arrived because no one in the village had electricity. They had been using candles for light and were unable to charge their cell phones without making the difficult journey to the nearest town. See the Report tab for more information on the impact we were able to make together in San Vicente!

Voice of the Village

“I’m in the 4th grade and I love learning math. I used to use candles to do my homework at night since we don’t have electricity. I’m excited to have a solar lamp now since it won’t hurt my eyes like the candles did! Thank you for your help!”

 

-Ester, San Vincente, Guatemala

 

Project Scope

25 Families = 125 People

25

solar systems deployed

150 watts

installed

100% of people

in San Vicente now with light and cell phone charging

Economy

$10 Monthly Savings

per family on cell phone charging

$15 Monthly Savings

per family on candles, kerosene, and batteries

Lifetime savings per family

$900-$1,500

Lifetime savings total in San Vicente

$22,500-$37,500

Education

1,800 Hours = 75 days

additional study time per family

45,000 Hours = 1,875 days

total additional study time per year in San Vicente

Health and Safety

94%

Of Families

feel safer with solar lanterns

84%

Of Families

report better air quality

Environment

2.2 Tonnes

of CO2 saved

A special thank you to the band Slightly Stoopid!