Amita Reddy

India

Amita and her husband have two young children. Their household income is Rs. 6000 a month, approximately $90 USD. Because her children are still young, she does not work outside the home. Her husband’s wages as a truck driver are the family's sole income. Their house contains three lights and one fan; their electricity bill runs about Rs. 200 a month ($3.50 USD). Since she took her old incandescent bulbs to the CQC/BLY kiosk and exchanged them for CFLs, her bills have come down to Rs. 40, saving enough money to buy a weeks’ worth of fuel and groceries for the family. She says the CFLs produce much better light and, unlike incandescents, rarely fail.