As explained by Mijeno, “lack of electricity also persists in other countries like Indonesia (63 million of its population), Myanmar (26 million), Cambodia (10 million), Thailand (eight million), Vietnam (two million), Lao PDR (2.2 million), and Malaysia (200,000).” With only a limited proportion of the population taking advantage of electricity, the breakout on power shortage is no longer of a great deal.
Through this new discovery, people living in isolated areas can finally bid farewell to crossing the rigorous terrains for fuel supply for lamps and cutting of wood for fire.
Thanks to Mijeno’s brilliant mind, life after dark is finally just a lamp away.
Mijeno owns the birth of her project to her first-hand experience and a close encounter with the Butbut tribe in Buscalan, Kalinga during an immersion in 2011. As shared in an interview in Tech In Asia, she shared, “People did not have access to electricity and had to walk 12 hours to reach Bontoc, a town about 50 kilometres away, to get kerosene for their fuel-based lamps.” She even added that “Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is saltwater and we still rely on other expensive means that are dependent on geography, climate, and fuel.”
To give light to as many families as possible- this is the promise of Aisa Mijeno, an engineer who has engaged in social work, as she introduced the new alternative solution to power shortage and blackout.
A proud Aisa Mijeno pitched her SALt project during the 2014 Ideaspace Foundation demo day.
Say goodbye to life after dark! SALt is finally here!
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