San Marcos is a beautiful lush forested area in the Spanish Lookout of Belize. They are however remote and have no access to the electrical grid. Grid Earth is handing out WakaWaka’s to almost 40 families in San Marcos. This will move the village 150 years into the future in lighting.
The savings eliminated by the cost of kerosene can pay a child’s tuition and determine whether or not they have the opportunity to attend school. The Grid Earth Project has followed the progress of previous villages which have converted to solar powered LED light and have seen a marked increase in the test scores and reading abilities. Simultaneously, injuries and breathing problems related to the toxic fumes have disappeared.