Despondence to Aspiration

     Angelo Valenton  


Meet Mark Napao. A talented product of the University of the Philippines where he graduated Magna Cum Laude who looked forward to a rosy future for himself. But since life is known to throw curve balls, he went through a tough phase of depression and jadedness. To fix himself he channeled his despondence into aspiration and founded SOLAR Hope, an NGO that aims to provide sustainable solar solutions to marginalized communities. Solar Hope has now reached over 30 communities, lighting up more than 2,000 homes, using strategies that employ community engagement, capacity building and deployment of reliable solar power solutions. Helping others allowed Mark to help himself and he goals to continue this calling, expanding impact and inspiring others to also become beacons of hope. 

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