When In Manila, it’s time to support the foundations, charities, and sustainable living projects that are making a positive difference in the lives of people.
I was drawn to this amazing story about finding the light, in the darkest and most unusual places… from an empty soda bottle.
Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly Solar Bottle Bulb to disprivileged communities nationwide. Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Solar Bottle Bulb is based on the principles of Appropriate Technologies – a concept that provides simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.
A Liter of Light is a program inspired by many innovations from around the world. Many cultures have used glass bottles to allow lighting through the roof, and Alfredo Moser from Brazil began experimenting with plastic bottles.
MyShelter Foundation was established by our founder and executive director Illac Diaz to create a system of sustainability and reliability through its capability-building and employment-generating projects. Introducing groundbreaking social enterprise, appropriate technologies, and alternative construction in the Philippines, we have pioneered projects such as the Pier One Seafarer’s Dormitory, the Design Against the Elements (DAtE) competition, and the Bottle School Project.
When In Manila, or anywhere in the world, to help out the A Liter of Light / Isang Litrong Liwanag foundation, check out their website
A Liter of Light / Isang Litrong Liwanag: Making the World a Brighter Place, One Bottle at a Time