The Soular Backpack is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Salima Visram designed the Soular Backpack to help tackle one of the "multitude of problems related to [the] education of children in Kenya." For every backpack purchased, Soular Backpack will donate a solar-powered backpack to a child in need – saving a family 20% of their income which was previously spent on kerosene.
Kerosene lamps use kerosene as a fuel which presents various dangers including poisoning, fires, and explosions while reducing lung function and increasing the risks of asthma and cancer. Each Soular Backpack has a solar panel on it that charges a portable LED lamp inside of it, eliminating the need for kerosene.
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