A large part of Guatemala's people live in poverty and have a hard time getting by. Fuel is expensive, leaving little money left for food, education and medicine. Mobisun has donated the Mobisun 13W portable solar panel, a 10A power bank and 5W LED lamp to make life easier and save costs. Read the interview with local resident and chief Don Juas Tos Chub.
Adicay is a NGO in Guatemala that provides better living conditions for people in poor communities. Adicay aims to save costs and create room for education by applying sustainable resources. The portable Mobisun solar panels are able to contribute to this goal. Juan Tos Chub received a dual Mobisun solar panel with 5W LED lamp and 10A power bank via César Caal from Adicay (left).
Don Juan Tos Chub
Meet Don Juan Tos Chub, resident of the poor community Se'Balam in Guatemala. As head of the village he is responsible for collecting the monthly contribution for the maintenance of the water system in his community. Because Don Juan is highly respected, we provided him with a Mobisun solar panel package. Don Juan made it possible for the whole village to take part of the renewable energy of the Mobisun solar panel and power bank. Read the interview with Don Juan Tos Chub after the village has used the Mobisun gear for a month.
What was your experience?
Our lives have been changed because of the electric light bulbs. We save fuel cost and our health has improved because we do not need any petroleum lighting anymore. Thank you very much for the fact that you have thought of our family.
Why do you like the Mobisun products?
It is very easy to use, we recharge the powerbank with the energy of the sun and use it for lighting and recharing our phones. Everything is lightweight so we can use it where it is needed.
Have you had any problems with the Mobisun products and if so what?
No problems. It is very fun and easy. Works very well.
Why are you so satisfied with the Mobisun products?
We do not need to use fuel anymore for lighting. It is very useful because the LED bulb illuminates the whole room. The children do their homework for as long as they want. Previously, they had to stop earlier to continue their homework the next morning at sunrise.
How much do you save on candles or fuel?
1 liter of fuel costs us Q10.00 and we can use it for 15 days. So we now save Q20.00 a month. We use fuel (petroleum) because it is cheaper than candles.
How much do you save on charging your phone?
Every three days the battery of our phone was empty and I had to go to Santo Domingo Actela. It saves me Q30.00 a month on charging costs. In addition, we save time (at least 3 hours total) because we do not have to walk to Santo Domingo Actela anymore.
What are the benefits of Mobisun?
We now have light throughout the house. We can now organize activities in the evenings, if we do not have time for it during the daytime. That's easier. It saves us time and money. It also improves our health because we do not inhale the smoke of the petroleum lamps anymore.
Thank you for the gift. This certainly helps us, as well as other families in communities without electricity, such as Senahu and Alta Verapaz.
Thank you to Ayuda Maya.
Juan Tos Chub
We are pleased that the Mobisun mobile solar panels, powerbanks and LED lamps can make a difference in the lives of poor people in villages where electricity is scarce. We will continue to work to help these people with our Mobisun portable solar panels.