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Learn How to Build a Solar Lamp with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

April 18, 2016
I am always proud at how – the first company who trusted my skills, talent and capabilities – continues to serve great cups of coffee (and tea!) and serve the community. 
Learn How to Build a Solar Lamp with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, through its Caring Cup program, is supporting the United Nations’ 7th goal for sustainable development: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY. It is a sad reality that a great number of communities in the Philippines still continue to live without electricity in their homes, one of the most basic necessities for decent living conditions, 
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is hoping to do its part to respond to the need by giving the gift of light through its partnership with My Shelter Foundation for its Liter of Light project. 
The Liter of Light (or Isang Litrong Liwanag) project is an initiative that brings solar lamps to communities that lack electricity. Recent developments have enabled My Shelter Foundation to convert common kerosene lamps into a medium that gives people access to sustainable light. Kerosene lamps are one of the cheapest light devices in energy poor areas, yet the downside is that they let out toxic smoke harmful to the health of individuals. Through the Liter of Light project, the kerosene lamps are made clean, becoming a source of light that does not give off harmful fumes through a combination of a simple circuit, LED, solar panel, and battery.

On April 23rd, The Coffee Bean and & Tea Leaf® will be giving you the chance to experience being a Solar Lamp Volunteer for a day at its 26th St. Bistro store in Bonifacio Global City from 3PM – 5PM. 

A minimal fee of Php 950 is all you need (that is just an equivalent of cup of coffee a day x 1 week!) and you will be given access to know how to build a solar lamp. 
It would be awesome to bring kids to this educational and meaningful event!

Let us help The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® in raising 100 eco-friendly solar lamps which will be donated to the underprivileged public school students from the Dumagat Tribe. The Dumagats are a community situated in Gabaldon, one of the most isolated villages in the Nueva Ecija Province. Nomadic in nature, the tribe has continued to live their simple day-to- day lives without electricity. 
Let’s give a gift of light!
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