Canadians donate solar lights

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Orphans receiving solar lights donated by Kim and Jason Pineau

Going on safari in Africa has been a long time dream for Kim and Jason Pineau, but they wanted the experience to be more than just another vacation, they wanted to give something back.   In 2009 the couple from Orillia, Ontario, Canada decided to make that dream a reality.  They began researching and saving for a month long trip to Tanzania.  During this time they met up Dennis Tessier from ARTI-Tanzania who suggested to Kim and Jason raise funds so they can donate solar lights to orphans being cared for by Kidzcare Tanzania and for students in their early childhood education and nutrition project in Kyela, Tanzania.

Kim Pineau charging the solar lights

With the help of friends and family Kim and Jason managed to raise enough funds to donate 55 solar lights.  The lights were handed over to the children during their visit to the home on October 18th.

Kim and Jason Pineau enjoying the light from the 55 solar lights they donated to KidzCare Tanzania

Kim and Jason provide a perfect example of how one can give the gift of renewable energy.  Thank you for your support and kindness.

Jason and Kim learning about solar at the ARTI-TZ office in Dar es Salaam