Archive for January, 2018

Posted by Miguel Juanez On January - 18 - 2018 0 Comment

Huangjing Nursing Home is a rural nursing facility in the Hubei province in China that was a formally an abandoned school. There were more than 50 aging people living there when it operated at its peak. However, we recently learned that some of them could no longer afford the fee of $40 per person per month.

Xinmei Ye is the manager of this nursing home. She asked her husband and mother help her run the facility.  Consequently, managing business operations is difficult for them because there are only 28 seniors living there now.

Enter the Solar Lamp Project of FWOP.

Lamps provided through Flexiway Solar have helped children in Indonesia, Africa and Costa Rica.

So Dr. Li, a UNT professor and FWOP supporter, and her husband bought solar lamps for residents in this rural nursing home of China. Solar lamps were considered a novelty for residents in this nursing home and they were curious to learn how they worked. The lamps helped residents because the facility experiences power failure periodically. The seniors can use solar lamp to go to the restroom at night, read during evening hours, or simply enjoy the comfort of portable light.  Being solar, they are convenient and avoid buying expensive batteries.

We hope to continue sharing these Flexiway Solar Lamps with more communities that can benefit. To support these efforts or buy your own, visit