Solar Lights Change Lives

Let There Be Light International has helped more than 775,000 people in off-grid Africa gain access to solar energy in their homes and health clinics. A lack of light impacts safety, health, development, education, and economic outcomes. Join us today to fight Climate Change and Global Poverty.

The Problem

Access to energy

600 million people in Africa live without access to electricity. When the sun goes down, businesses close, streets grow dark, and homes are lit with dirty, dangerous and expensive kerosene lamps which are responsible for high rates of childhood burns, respiratory infections, poisonings, and house fires. Let There Be Light International wants to change that.

The Solution

Safe, renewable, solar lights

Solar offers a safe, affordable way to light unelectrified homes, schools, clinics, and businesses.

More solar means less dirty, dangerous, and expensive kerosene, which equates to improved health, safety, and wellbeing. It also leads to enhanced economic stability and reduced carbon emissions.

Watch how solar lights change lives

Our Impact

Solar lights donated to vulnerable off-grid households

People benefiting from access to solar-electrified health centers and/or solar at home

Tons of CO2 averted from entering the atmosphere after replacing kerosene with solar

affordable and clean energy

We all need light to live productive, healthy lives


Imagine giving birth by the light of a candle


Safe light prevents house fires and accidental poisonings

good health and wellbeing

Children with asthma suffer when exposed to airborne particulate matter.


Kerosene and candles emit dark, noxious smoke, adding to infection and disease in off-grid homes


Kerosene is a leading cause of childhood burns and poisonings

Keep the light shining
Your donation provides light to communities in need and furthers the global Sustainable Development Goals – making the world a brighter place for us all.
no poverty

Families living in energy poverty spend up to 24% of income on dirty & dangerous kerosene lights


Solar recipients report increasing spending on basic needs and school fees


Access to safe, renewable lights help vulnerable families to increase hours of productivity

climate action

The time is now! We have the technology to replace dirty and dangerous fuels with safe, clean solar!


Airborne pollutants affect us all – let’s spread solar and make the world cleaner and brighter for us all!


LTBLI’s Shine On Students Campaign for Climate Action is a great way to take action now!