LivingSocial and Mercy Corps light up the night

This summer, LivingSocial and Mercy Corps will be lighting up the night across the world.

There are 2.3 billion people in the world without access to reliable electricity. A portion of the proceeds from each LivingSocial 5k Dance Party will go to 500 safe, bright, durable and renewable energy solar lanterns from d.light design, which will be delivered by Mercy Corps to schools in very poor villages in Somalia.

By participating in the LivingSocial 5k, you’re giving children half a world away an opportunity to study after the sun goes down and read bedtime stories with their families, so that they can do well in school and have a chance at a better life.

Below, read the story of Fadumo, one young girl that you will be helping. But with 1 in 3 people around the world lacking access to safe electricity, we have a long way to go. You can help Fadumo and many more children like her by making a donation to Mercy Corps today.