The Isang Litrong Liwanag Project turns waste bottles into light sources
Living in slums isn’t a breeze, and for those who’re all too used to living with creature comforts today, understanding the plight of slum-dwellers isn’t all that easy. These poverty-stricken areas are more than often left unconnected to the grid, and given the fact that houses in such places are built packed close to each other, daylight is usually left out completely, with homes staying dark inside during the day time too. The Isang Litrong Liwanag (A liter of light) Project caught our fancy lately, given that it uses waste bottles, turning them into full-fledged light sources! By punching holes in metal-roofing-sheets and placing plastic bottles in the grove, these light sources are then fitted in place with sealant, filled with clean water and then bleach. When placed as part of slum-roofs, these let in natural light, and glow bright, bringing in light to the darkened-slum-homes!