Gaza now receives less than 4 hours of electricity per day leading to immense hardships.
Candle use resulted in home fires and many deaths. Some Palestinian families buy generators and fuel to generate the electricity but it is too expensive and most families live below the poverty line.
Others use the rechargeable lamps. It is not as expensive but can be used only in one room.
The LED system for lighting which VPM is funding is not as expensive (RM250), is available in shops and is easy to repair.
The LED System consists of a battery, thin wires, 5 switches, 5 LED lights for 4 rooms and 1 for kitchen. It works for 8 hours and is charged when electricity is available.
The VPM “LIGHT UP A HOME IN GAZA” project will light up:-
70 houses in North Gaza with Salam society
210 houses in Gaza City with Construction and Relief society
70 houses in Al Woustah with Dar Al Yateem
70 houses in Khanuness with Islamic Society East Khanuness
70 houses in Rafah with Charitable Society for Relief and development