Solar Lights Change Lives

Let There Be Light International and our local NGO partners have helped 1.2 MILLION people in off-grid Africa to gain access to solar energy in their homes and frontline health clinics. Many energy-poor families still rely on kerosene and candles for lighting, impacting their safety, health, education, and economic outcomes.

Help us fight Climate Change and Poverty.

Our Impact

Solar lights donated to vulnerable off-grid households

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

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

The Problem

Access to energy

Currently, 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.

Watch how solar lights change lives

The Solution

Safe solar lights

More distributed solar means less dirty, dangerous, and expensive kerosene in off-grid homes and less pollution in our shared ecosystem. Renewable energy supports improved health, safety, and wellbeing, which enhances economic stability and reduces carbon emissions. Solar is a win-win as we work to combat Climate Change and Energy Poverty!

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 helps bring light to communities in need. Donate today and help LTBLI further the global Sustainable Development Goal – 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!