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