Today, as many as 1.1 Billion people live without electricity

How Solar Lanterns Are Giving Power to the People

Story by Michael Edison Hayden Photographs by Rubén Salgado Escudero Published October 15, 2015 Prashant Mandal flips on a candy-bar-size LED light in the hut he shares with his wife and four children. Instantly hues of canary yellow and ocean blue-reflecting off the plastic tarps that serve as the family's roof and walls-fill the cramped space where they sleep.