THE “LITTLE SUNS” PROJECT IN GUATEMALA

Foto of auxiliary nurses with little suns

Auxiliary nurses Manuela and Vilma with little suns

Following the idea of Mrs. Netzer-Guggenbichler we bought  a dozen of little suns and sent them to Guatemala. These are little yellow objects with centrally located LED lamps, whose energy  is fed by a solar modul i.e. the sun. Fully loaded the lamps shine brightly for 5 hours  or with dimmed light for 10 hours. They are designed by the artist Olafur Eliasson, they are used worldwide, especially in regions where there is no functioning powersystem.

Foto of auxiliary nurses and little sun

Auxiliary nurses Manuela and Vilma with little sun

The director of the school near the city`s main landfill uses her little sun mainly as flashlight to lighten her way during the night or at dawn. For our auxiliary nurses they can help  to  light uprooms, for example during vaccination campaigns in  remote villages.