Alma Lorraine Bone Constable traveled to Kenya in the early 2000s, and seeing the need for light in the rural communities and schools, collaborated with women's groups in Kenya to do something about it. Village leaders told her that they were looking for ways to build smaller, lower cost solutions that everyone could use. Alma proposed one such solution -- the TayaSola Lantern Kit.
“What if every child created his or her own source of light. It would light the classroom!”