Let There Be Light International donates individual solar lights to families living in extreme poverty (as defined by the World Bank and the United Nations) and prioritizes distribution to handicapped and orphaned children, the elderly, and widows living with HIV/AIDS.
Let There Be Light International also raises funds for the installation of complete solar lighting systems at unelectrified, off-grid Health Facilities in Uganda.
All lights are approved for distribution in sub-Saharan Africa and have been rigorously tested by LightingAfrica.org to withstand the harsh conditions in low resource areas.
Let There Be Light International is a data-driven nonprofit. We collect demographic and usage data about all recipients and conduct pre- and post-electrification needs assessments in off-grid areas.
Let There Be Light International also provides ongoing support to all recipients. Reports and data are available upon request.
Let There Be Light International is:
*A Civil Service Signatory, L’Appel de Paris, (Paris Agreement on Global Climate Change), December 17, 2015
* Practitioner Member, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All.org) Practitioners Network, (2015-Present)
* Aligned, United Nations Civil Society Network
* Aligned with EveryWomanEvery Child, (UN), 2016-Present
1.2 billion people live in energy poverty without access to safe lighting.
The impacts of using dirty and dangerous kerosene and candles for lighting include childhood burns and poisonings, household fires, respiratory and eye illnesses, asthma, and cancer.
In sub-Saharan Africa, millions of children and families have ample sunlight but no access to safe solar products. A solar light appropriate for off-grid, low resource settings costs only $15 to distribute, but $15 is still beyond the reach of most families living on less than $1 a day.
Read more about how solar lights are changing lives.
Let There Be Light International was incorporated as a public charity in the State of Connecticut in July, 2014.
Let There Be Light International welcomes inquiries at: