Imagine, if you will, the number 600 million. It would be a lot of money. A LOT! It represents almost twice the number of people who live in America, but barely two-thirds of those in India, or China. Now envision you being able to change the lives of so many individuals. Not just families, or communities, but cities, states, nations…nay, entire continents.
He’s A Man On A Mission
And He’s Making A Big Difference
Now think about the power of one. One person. One idea. One goal. For famed rap artist Akon, that’s not hard to do. Back in 2014, he got the idea to use the ever-present sun in Africa to help bring modern technology and convenience to those who need it the most. Many people living there had no access to power. So Akon put two and two together, and the “Lighting Africa” initiative was born.
It’s Become A Major International Organization
In over 14 countries, such everyday amenities as street lamps, as well as commercial and residential kits have been used. The result is more schools, more jobs, more choices, and perhaps more importantly, less poverty and struggle. Most governments acknowledge that, without the basics – food, water, and power- most nations can’t compete. One man is making a big difference in that regard, and when you look at the numbers, the mind boggles.
Bringing Power To Those Who Need It
And Jobs For Those Who Had None