In June 2021, in honor of National Coconut Day (celebrated annually on June 26th), CCA launched the Lighting Up Lives program to benefit coconut farmers in the Philippines. This exciting program raised enough money to install solar panel lighting in the homes of nearly 400 coconut farmer families. The solar panels provide light for these families to participate in evening activities such as cooking, reading, and the light allows children to study. This is truly a whole family benefit that changes lives.
In 2022, CCA is continuing and expanding the Lighting Up Lives initiative to directly provide assistance to the children of coconut farmers. In-person school is about to start for these children for the first time since the pandemic shut things down. These children need school supplies, protection from the elements, and even essential nutritional support. Through the Lighting Up Lives program, CCA will support these children to help them achieve success in school by reducing and eliminating these obstacles.
Our objective is to raise at least $12,000 which will allow us to help 125 children in 2022.
Please join us in our efforts to light up the lives of these families by donating today.
Message from Administrator Benjamin Madrigal
Show your support for coconut farmers and their families. Donate today!
The Lighting Up Lives initiative directly provides assistance to the children of coconut farmers through school supplies, protection from the elements, and even essential nutritional support.
- $25 covers 1 child for 3 months
- $50 covers 1 child for 6 months
- $95 covers 1 child for 1 year
- $190 covers 2 children for 1 year
- $285 covers 3 children for 1 year
- $380 covers 4 children for 1 year
- $475 covers 5 children for 1 year
- $950 covers 10 children for 1 year
Frequently Asked Questions
Coconut farmer families who are beneficiaries of the Lighting Up Lives – Solar Light Project and have qualified children or grandchildren who are fully enrolled in the primary and secondary schools and consistently attending classes. The goal is to help at least 125 children in 2022.
The majority of coconut farmer homes are located in far-flung areas that do not have access to electricity so they make use of gas lamps and candles at night. This is a challenge for students who need to study after dark. CCA provided solar-powered lighting to a farmer’s home which allows them to continue normal activities at night. Children are also returning to school for the first time since the pandemic and many families do not have the means to provide their children with essential supplies. The Lighting Up Lives program is filling the gap of the family’s needs to support the children’s educational and nutritional needs.
CCA with Primex Isle De Coco Foundation & Charity, Inc. will provide the children with supplies and tools to help drive success at school including:
- School supplies (paper, writing utensils, books, crayons, etc.)
- Protection from the elements items (umbrellas, ponchos, etc.)
- Nutritional support (multivitamins)
Please contact CCA Communications Director Traci Kantowski at email@example.com.