Sepacay Seconon





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

Project Scope

50 Families = 250 People


solar lanterns deployed

165 watts


100% of people

in Sepacay Seconon now with light and cell phone charging


$10 Monthly Savings

per family on cell phone charging

$15 Monthly Savings

per family on candles, kerosene, and batteries

Lifetime savings per family


Lifetime savings total in Sepacay Seconon



1,800 Hours = 75 days

additional study time per family

90,000 Hours = 3,750 days

total additional study time per year in Sepacay Seconon

Health and Safety


Of Families

feel safer with solar lanterns


Of Families

report better air quality


4.4 Tonnes

of CO2 saved

A special thank you to James, Lana, and Matt for fundraising for this project!
Vallie and Rodney Geier
Lucile and William Hays
Barbara and Warner Henderson
Donald and Gail Jordan
Richard and Eileen Orofino
Marcia Lowry
Suparna Roy
Harry Streep III
Katie Gass
Alyce Herrera
Nancy Kafoglis
Carla Shadiow
Leif Arrow
Linda Donnelly
Jose Gonzales
Stacey Harris
Syncione Bresgal
Shannon Raymond
Beth Haskell
Alex Bracken
Diane Simpson
Mike Gribler
Marlene and John Stowell
Elle Michelle
Chanel Govreau
Waleska Rodriguez
Rosemary Coakley
Katie Hurd
Courtney Owen
Kirby Davis
Erin Machold
Esther Garcia
Gloria Esoimeme
Chukwuemeka Osondu
Suzanne Keusch
Ashley Teal
Rebecca Bandy
Gilda Sherwin
Peter Keusch
Honorine Pillai
JoLynn Henke
Sandra Ruehlow
Carol Curtin
Tom Ricardo
Kathleen Braden
Farhan Parekh
Lisa Lebak
Marlene Lebak
Robert and Kathleen Lichtenstein
Lauren Litch
Matt Litch
Tammy Shaw
Hannah Wells
Diane Tsoulas
Derek Jakes
Jennifer R Miller
Rizwan Sunderji
Sudhanshu Jain
Katie O'Connor
Nina Friedlander
Steve Cox
Robert Bohrer
Kathy Bailey
Michelle Zook
Nancy Spencer
Kay Pashos
Hannah Hunt
Kate Stewart
Lydia Jackson
Sherry Timms
Anna Clay
Diane Prater
Abhishek Chakravarty
Chiara D'Amore
Lynn Ibekwe
Matthew Worrell
James Jackson
Mark Owen
Leonel Dassie
Lawrence Keusch
Nara Dillon
Maria Ramirez
Bo Willen
Eva Rubin
Abbey Keusch
Lyssa Keusch
Robert DuPont
Mary Palaima
Corban Davis
Michael Bennett
Stephen Rardon
Erin Braden
William Crispin and Maureen Mahoney