Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sunlight at Night

Isa Mundo is pleased to announce a major donation by Cosmos Ignite Inc to complete our project in La Nueva Providencia in Guatemala. Isa Mundo has been working closely with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Marquette University Chapter to complete a hydro electric project that will bring electricity to village for the first time. One of the most needed materials is light. In order to save electricity in the village, EWB determined that small solar powered LED lights can be used for each of the 35 homes in the village. Cosmos Ignite, the creator of the ' Mighty Lights ' kindly cut the cost of their solar panel and LED lights in half, allowing Isa Mundo to purchase the lights at a much cheaper cost.

Cosmos Ignite’s goal is to bring disruptive technology through innovative products delivered through a sustainable model. The Mighty Lights truly are MIGHTY. They have a very long life and can last up to 30 years and will provide light for education and increase income generation potential through livelihoods such as sewing, weaving, handicrafts, etc.. More importantly, it will eliminate dangerous flames and pollution smoke from indoor light sources, thus improving air quality in the home. The Mighty Lights will also reduce deforestation caused by dependence on wood or charcoal thus become non polluting and environmentally friendly.

How good is that! We are launching the Light Up a Home Campaign to raise funds and ensure that every home in La Providencia gets their "sunlight at night".

The innovation of the Mighty Lights can be witnessed at:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Networking leads us to Rotary International

After various emails to the Philippine Embassy, Philippines Chamber of Commerce and other Filipino cultural centres, Isa Mundo was eventually led to Rotary International and we are now exploring a partnership with them to ship our computers to Bambang, Bulacan, Philippines. Rotary International is the world's first club organization and has more than 1.5 million members and over 32,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries worldwide. Their vision aligns well with Isa Mundo's children and youth, health, education and environmental projects. We learned that Bambang is geographically covered by one of many Rotary clubs in the Philippines and we are now discussing how they can use their funds to help ship our computers in order to complete the Isa Mundo Education Centre in Bambang. Stay tuned...

Visit the Rotary International website to see their past and current activities at:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Schools Without Borders

Isa Mundo is exploring a partnership with Schools Without Borders (SWB) and have been in contact with its Executive Director, Christopher Kang. SWB is a youth run organization supporting socially excluded youth to build communities they want to live in. They work to engage, train and support youth by channeling the creativity and energy of young people foster social entrepreneurialism and community development by using film, art, music and photography workshops. They have completed projects in Canada, Kenya, Cuba, Brazil, India, Thailand and Tibet. SWB is looking to expand into other countries where Isa Mundo is currently present.

Check out SWB at: