Let There Be Light


Every day, energy powers our lives!
We work, we play, we study. And when we need light, we flip a switch. We don't close our business when the sun goes down or worry about our family's safety every evening, every night.  But millions of people have no access to safe lighting. Together we can change that! 

The Issue

Let There Be Light International combats extreme poverty and global climate change by raising awareness about energy poverty and by donating safe solar lights to vulnerable off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. LTBLI advocates for the incorporation of a pro-poor energy access perspective into ongoing, aligned programming. 

Our Misson

“This solar light will change our lives, as my children will be able to use a safe light to study at night."

Mibulo C., LTBLI recipient

"LTBLI is a blessing to impoverished communities. With your help, we bring safe, clean, renewable lights to our children, the sick and the elderly."

D. Luwaga, Executive Director, KACCAD

Solar Lights Change Lives

“The most impactful moments for me were seeing how grateful the recipients were and hearing what this light meant to them. One gentleman said to me, 'Without these lights, we had nothing. And now, you have given us everything!'”


E. Dunham,

USA Volunteer in Uganda

Solar Health posters are helping to spread awareness about the benefits of safe, clean, renewable lighting and seeding solar markets in Uganda. Together with our local partners we will Let There Be Light International!

  • 5,615 Solar Lights donated in Uganda and Malawi.
  • 30,000 people benefitting from improved indoor air and light quality every day, every night.
  • 300,000 people benefitting from access to community health centers with solar systems.
  • 6,000 tons of CO2 averted.
  • $800,000 saved over 3 years by vulnerable families and now spent on food, medicine and school fees.
  • 12,000 people have attended our free community talks about the benefits of renewable energy.