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  February 2010
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D.light Design is an international consumer products company delivering quality energy solutions to families living without adequate electricity. Our mission is to enable households without reliable electricity to attain the same quality of life as those with electricity. We will begin by replacing every kerosene lantern with clean, safe and bright light. D.light is financed by prestigious venture capital firms including Nexus Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Garage Technology Ventures, Mahindra Group; with investment from leading social enterprise funds Acumen Fund and Gray Matters Capital.
D.light Sales Growing Rapidly Around the World

We're happy to report that D.light sales are growing at an increasing rate all around the world! We are entering new markets, as well as deepening our reach in countries already selling D.light products. Congratulations are in order for our Business Development, Sales and Marketing teams around the world for all their hard work! Recognition also should go to our product engineering and management teams who are overseeing our increase in manufacturing without compromising quality.

January 2010 marked the highest single month of sales in company history, and we expect this to continue growing. In the very near future, we will be hitting a major sales milestone, so stay tuned for more!

The Kiran is Now Available on Amazon

Want to own the award-winning Kiran? Want to give away the solar lantern that's been compared to an Apple product?

The Kiran is now available for purchase in the US via Amazon. Demand has been high in the last few weeks, so if you're not able to immediately purchase one, we encourage you to check back in a couple weeks. More Kirans are on their way!

Field Report: How Two Rotary Club Members are Changing Lives in Fiji

One of the best things about the work of D.light is that it doesn't take a lot of resources or huge numbers of people to make a big impact.

Jane and Steve Fletcher, members of the Del Mar Rotary Club in California, used a grant of $3600 to purchase and distribute 100 D.light Novas in the village of Vuaki in Fiji. Having traveled there to personally deliver the solar lights to the families, Jane reported an immediate effect: "A lot of the women were really excited because their kids got all stoked on being able to use it for their homework."

As a next step, the Fletcher's plan to purchase additional lights for Vuaki's community center. We are grateful for invaluable friends and partners like the Fletcher's who are helping us reach even the most remote villages in the world!

Read more about this project here.

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