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1.5 Billion Energy Poor: Life Without Electricity                                                                                                                                                                                

  BY JASON
  – APRIL 11, 2012


POSTED IN: AID & DEVELOPMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Today, 1.5 billion people live without electricity, a situation known as energy poverty. For them, life still moves to the patterns of the sun and the moon. Work and study mostly come to an end when the sun goes down. Cooking happens the way it has for centuries before – over smoky indoor fires that do no favors for lungs or life expectancies.Life Without Lights Peter DiCampo has experienced these conditions first hand. Unlike others though, DiCampo, a highly regarded documentary photographer, chose this lifestyle. He lived and worked as a volunteer in remote northern Ghana for an impressive stint of about two years. DiCampo’s sacrifice, talent and compelling subject matter have yielded a beautiful collection of aptly titled “Energy Poverty Photography” and videos that document the difficulties of life without electricity.On the website for his long-term Life Without Lights project and in the video below, DiCampo eloquently conveys the way living without electricity impedes nearly every aspect of development for his neighbors in Ghana, from education to health and economic advancement.








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As our humanitarian obligation, the West will continue to help develop the infrastructure of the world.

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