If you ever journey to the remote Tanzanian district of Manyoni you will see hundreds of Fireflies.
Families use Fireflies to read by, to work with and to light their way home after dark. Who knew?
Firefly is a solar-powered kit. It contains a small solar panel, five lamps, and a rechargeable battery pack.
Households are saving together to buy the Firefly packs. It is made possible by small community self-help groups, promoted by Tearfund.
The packs may not generate enough electricity to power a family home in cloudy Preston. However, for the hundreds of families in Manyoni, the Firefly is a life-saver – sometimes literally.
Mama Sam – watch your step.
Mama Sam was stepping out of the house on a dark night. On her path was a venomous snake.
It’s a growing problem in the region. Thanks to climate change, animals’ natural habitats are shrinking. People and snakes are more and more likely to encounter one another these days. Stories of fatal snake bites are quite common in this area.