Last year, I collected together a group of students from 3 high schools in our valley; we all wanted to change the global perspective in our community and support Help Light the Night's solar lamp mission and entreprenurial training in Kenya. We decided to hold one large event to raise awareness and funds for this cause. We learned how to delegate responsibilities and divide the work amongst ourselves: ticket sales, marketing, auction, food, and logistics. Our first annual Dinner in the Dark exceeded our wildest expectations; we raised $9,316, which sent 467 solar lamps and $2,000 worth of entrepreneurial training to Kisumu County, Kenya. This year, we are focusing on empowering women in Madhya Pradesh, India: a poverty-stricken community in a country where 400 million people live without electricity, by holding our second annual Dinner in the Dark on March 8th and 9th, 2012. We hope to raise over $10,000 this year!