Costa Rica is rich in bio-diversity and natural beauty. Many Costa Ricans living in remote areas such as the Talamanca Canton lack basic services such as electricity. Instead they buy candles to study, cook and socialize in their homes in the evening. Not only is the open flame a hazard to children, many families that earn $100 a month spend $20-$30 on lighting alone. LUTW and partners have been helping families transition to sustainable energy in Costa Rica since 2004.