By 2012, One Million Lights has distributed 31,987 solar lanterns in 25 countries, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Japan, India, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
Our global distribution programs are gender neutral, and target people who are completely dependent on kerosene, are highly motivated to improve their lives, but cannot afford a solar light. Our programs are centered on schools, healthcare providers, and village artisans.
Each light reaches and helps approximately 7 people in an average rural family. If each person avails of just 3-4 hours of safe and clean additional hours of light per day, it translates to 197,712,000 hours of solar light per year.
Along with adding 197 million hours for study and work in homes across the world, we have detoxified millions hours of evening light and offset approximately 6,590 tonnes of carbon emissions.