Keeping the Light | A Letter from Itotia Njagi

 

Last week, we celebrated Earth Day. Never has this day meant so much in the last 50 years since it was established. There is no doubt that we are living through a crisis and witnessing an unprecedented response. Around the world, people are in lockdown to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

And while silver linings may seem hard to come by these days, it’s really heartwarming to see the various ways in which our off-grid industry has responded to this challenge.

Collectively, we have found a way under extremely difficult situations, to continue providing energy access to those who have too long been without, and in the process provided some level of comfort to them. It may appear like a small gesture, but it means a great deal for the communities you serve in these times. We admire and greatly respect your determination and resolve in forging ahead despite the overwhelming challenges that you face.

Your work has not gone unnoticed. The communities you serve value your work. Governments have embraced your work as a key pillar in their response. And we at Lighting Global salute your work.

Keep the light.

 

让光明继续前行

点亮全球项目经理 Itotia Njagi 的致信

上周,我们庆祝了地球日,自其成立以来的50年里,这一天从未有过如此重要的意义。毫无疑问,我们正在经历一场危机,见证一场前所未有的应对。在世界各地,人们都处于封锁状态,试图减缓这种新型冠状病毒的传播。

虽然如今似乎很难找到一线希望,但看到我们的离网行业以各种方式应对这一挑战,确实暖人心房。

总的来说,我们在极其困难的情况下找到了一条道路,继续向那些长期以来没有能源的人提供能源,并在这一过程中为他们提供了某种程度的安慰。这看起来像是一个小小的姿态,但对你们现在所服务的社区来说意义重大。我们敬佩并非常尊重你们在面对巨大挑战情况下勇往直前的决定和决心。

你们的工作并没有被忽视。你们所服务的社区重视你的工作。各国政府欣然接受你们的工作并作为其回应的一个关键支柱。我们点亮全球团队向您的工作致敬!

让光明继续前行。