Tuesday, July 17, 2007

BoGo - Lighting Up the Third World

Thanks to BoGo, orphans in Rwanda can see to walk at night to the outdoor toilets. Thanks to BoGo, children in Terrier Rouge can do their schoolwork and read at night after working with their parents all day to support the family. Thanks to BoGo, missionaries in third world countries have light for safety, no matter where they are.

What is BoGo? BoGo stands for Buy One Give One. It is a task light powered by a photovoltic cell and rechargeable batteries. They produce more light with LED technology than incandescent bulbs. They are made of durable materials that can withstand serious wear and tear. Bogos last years longer than conventional flashlights. BoGo's can only be purchased through http://www.bogolight.com/.

The lights cost $25.00. When a purchase is made through the website BoGo will send your light to you and give one away to a non-governmental organization that has partnered with BoGo, a SunNight Solar Company based out of Houston, TX. When you place an order BoGo provides a drop down list of affliates to choose from.

It is also an option to buy a light to give away. If you do this BoGo will match your donation one for one. If you buy two donation lights, BoGo will also give two away to the organization of your choice.

SunNight Solar and president of BoGo, Mark Bent are quickly expanding the business. The response has been so great that they are revamping their order and distribution systems. They have other projects in the works to help the citizens of third world countries by utilizing solar technologies. These include solar powered water purifications systems, solar lamps to cure jaundiced infants, and a room illumination system that utilizes LED lights.

BoGo has a bright future and is well on it's way to making life better and safer for many of the worlds most impoverished people. Thanks BoGo. I think I know a few people who could use your lights and would be proud to know that the purchase helped someone else along the way.


Lynda Lehmann said...

What a wonderful idea, Lisa! And I love your blog--so cool to "meet" someone who cares about the world and the human suffering that is everywhere.

You and I have a lot in common. I've written quite a bit myself, including two novels with GAIA and feminist themes. Both have a message of balance and earth stewardship. They are dear to my heart.

Lynda Lehmann said...

PS. Hope you get your dream of a cabin in the mountains! I believe that's what life is all about, creating a balance between fulfilling one's self, and altruism.

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog!