Our journey began in 2015, in the mountains of Capas, Tarlac. In Sitio Yangka, one of the mountain Aeta communities, we experienced the beauty that the indigenous Aetas have to offer. From their hospitality and generosity to their language, culture, and traditions – they shared their lives with us.
Moved by this and made aware of the marginalization faced by the community, our group decided to create a communal solar electrification project to address one of their expressed needs: light. A year later, the group decided to register as a non-profit organization in order to properly serve the many more indigenous communities and address the lack of basic needs: light, water, education, and sustainable livelihood. We hope to extend the light that was first shared with us to the numerous indigenous communities in the Philippines.