Solar Lights Change Lives

Let There Be Light International has helped more than 725,000 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.

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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.

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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
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
Kerosene and candles emit dark, noxious smoke, adding to infection and disease in off-grid homes
Children with asthma suffer when exposed to airborne particulate matter.
Kerosene is a leading cause of childhood burns and poisonings
Families living in energy poverty spend up to 24% of income on dirty and 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
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!