Shining lights in the darkest places
“I feel much safer since the light was installed.” Rasheda, Bangladesh
Rasheda lives with her husband and six children in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. She was forced to flee from Myanmar when her home was destroyed two years ago. She has lived in this refugee camp ever since.
We have been working with local experts in the camp to help provide emergency food, shelter, latrines and more. Recently, we helped to install more than 600 solar street lights to make the camp safer for everyone.
Now Rasheda’s family and neighbours feel safe at night – using the latrines, collecting water and even going outside to pray without fear after the sun has gone down.
“Now my family can move around safely at night,” she says with a smile.