#331: Solar Lamps and Calculators, Haiti:  $10.00 will provide a solar light and $15.00 will purchase a calculator.  Girls in Haiti face huge cultural and economic barriers to education.  Those who do manage to enroll in school are helped tremendously by have a solar light and a calculator.  MercyBeyondBorders.org works in remote, rural settings, including war zones, to promote girls' education.  Without a solar lamp students cannot study after sundown.  The lamps provides safe, bright focused light for 4 hours a night and is rugged enough to withstand heat, humidity and dust for years.  These lamps are life-changing, because girls who do well in school can avoid early marriage and the lifetime of poverty that usually ensues.  Calculators are now required in many high schools and university classes but many girls in Haiti cannot afford to purchase them. 


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