Stay with me for a few paragraphs, I’m going to take you on a little trip.
Once upon a time, there were a bunch of teenagers, fresh out of high school, on an adventure. In the Amazon jungle. No wifi, no hot showers, just galaxies of stars and hammocks rocking in the breeze.
And lots and lots of bugs. Every time a light was ignited in the night, you could see the cloud of bugs that would surround it from hundreds of feet away. But it was a little bit of electricity in a village that seemed older than time, and the locals couldn’t be more proud of it. Those bugs could not squelch their exuberance about this achievement.
The teenagers dug wells for fresh water, and learned to use machetes from the locals, and sang songs and played games with the children. They showered in the rain and swam with the piranhas. They played card games for hours on the boat and strong friendships blossomed where emptiness had been before.
Several months later, two of those teenagers decided they didn’t want that to be the end of their adventures… But the very, very beginning. And they launched head-first into the greatest adventure of all.
That was us.
Years later, we’re still head-over-heels for adventure, and for bringing light into the darkest corners of the world. It’s not something we talk about constantly, but it’s something at the core of who we are. Something so innate that it fuels the next breath.
The sponsor behind this post is doing something that has significance to us, simply because of what it represents. Being the good in the world is not difficult, it just requires conscious choice. So let me introduce you to the Luci light.
Direct Energy is partnering with MPOWERD to bring light into developing parts of the world. For customer who participates in Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12 plan, they’re sending one Luci light to the customer, and one Luci light to a developing country.
Just like that little village I mentioned, many, many developing countries have little or no light to run businesses, keep clinics open, or simply be comfortable at home with their families. Many developing countries use kerosene for light, which is dangerous and toxic, because they have no better option.
Enter Luci. A solar-powered, inflatable, collapsible, versatile light designed to go anywhere and light any place. We want to get this little wonder into all the dark places of the world—will you help?
Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12 plan is a competitively priced 12-month-fixed-rate electricity plan that allows you to lock in one price for the entire year and protect your family from possible price spikes. They have online account management and lots of other extras, but our favorite by far is the one they give the rest of the world, too. Through Direct Energy’s efforts, they have been able to help distribute over 10,000 Luci lights to those who need it most.
If you want to learn more, you can read about it and sign up here. Thank you for being a part of our Jornie. ❤️
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.