About Sepacay Seconon
Sepacay Seconon is a small farming community in the mountain highlands of Guatemala. People in the village have been waiting their entire lives for power but without it have been forced to rely on woodchips called ocote and candles to light their lives. Thanks to generous donors from around the world and our local partner Amigos de la Aldea, every family in the village now has a solar lantern that can provide many hours of clean, safe light and cell phone charging. These solar lanterns will also save families money, create safer homes, and allow children to study at night to achieve their dreams.
Voice of the Village
“As a teacher, I know that solar energy will greatly benefit my students. We had nothing before the solar lanterns arrived and the children had to study by candlelight or the flickering light from the ocote. Now my students will be able to study without worrying about damaging their eyes from the smoke and fumes from the candles and the octote.”
– Salvador, Teacher in Sepacay Seconon