We Need to Source Solar Lights for Dominica

It has been two months since hurricane Maria set her wrath upon the beautiful nature island of Dominica. I am visiting my family there and am impressed with the progress made on the island so far, roads are clear, some shops are open and trees are coming back to life.
That being said, the struggle is still very real! Whilst daylight sees some normality, there is no escape from the reality of Dominica post Maria during the night. Solar lights for Dominica are much needed as most areas are still without power. It is winter time so the days are short and the nights are long.

From 5pm darkness descends upon us, all you can hear is the sound of the jungle and generators in the distance. All you can see is glimmers of light across the landscape of those who have solar lanterns. The moon is new so there is no moonlight. You can no longer distinguish between mountains, buildings and trees – all is black!

I have never experienced darkness like that in my life! Villages like Woodfordhill where my family live could be without light for months. Our next barrels will concentrate on sending solar lights for Dominica along with our usual aid supplies. Please donate to our latest crowdfunder to help bring light to the people of Dominica



By | 2018-11-07T16:04:33+00:00 November 17th, 2017|News|2 Comments

About the Author:

My name is Dominique Carbon, I was born in the UK but have strong family connections in Dominica & visit regularly. I got involved with our charity Help For Dominica in May 2017. I stumbled across the page on Facebook and was immediately itching to get involved! I help out with everything from collecting supplies to fundraising & distribution.


  1. Paula Williams 18th January 2018 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Which villages will benefit from this as my family reside in Coulibistrie which was severely devastated due to the river flooding the village and most people are without solar lanterns thanks

  2. brenda vidal 22nd January 2018 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Hi this is Brenda from the Help for Dominica team answering. We will get solar lighting to as many as possible when we ship the container. We do know Coulibistrie is in need, my family on the island are from Salisbury just below you. When the container arrives, Sandra in Dominica will start distribution. I see you follow us on Facebook too, so watch out for posts in next few weeks. We will contact you as well nearer the time ­čÖé

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