Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Our direct service solar programming is conducted in partnership with local NGOs in Kenya, Uganda, and Malawi. Our advocacy and outreach is global, as we work to raise awareness about energy poverty and climate change and appropriate social safety-net interventions.
Let There Be Light International has 9 grassroots implementation partners in 3 countries.
In Kenya we partner with IMPACT-Kenya on individual solar light projects for indigenous people in the Samburu region.
In Uganda our primary partner is Solar Health Uganda, a subsidiary of KACCAD. Together we have solar-electrified 43 rural off-grid health clinics and donated more than 10,000 solar lights to at-risk families.
Solar lights are a viable and affordable safety-net intervention in low-resource, off-grid communities in Africa. 860 million people live without access to electricity, and the majority of them (80%) live in sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of electricity impacts the health, safety and economic stability of entire communities. Visit our Why Light page here.
Thanks for asking! Let There Be Light International (LTBLI) is impacting thousands of lives thanks to volunteers all around the world. In fact, LTBLI has no paid staff in the US. And, almost all of our solar projects are implemented with volunteer support in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi.
In the US, we need volunteers to raise awareness about Energy Poverty and to raise funds for the solar-electrification of rural off-grid health clinics. ($3,500 electrifies a clinic). Smaller donations are also really important! ($15 donates a solar light to a vulnerable family).
Let There Be Light International relies on your generous donations and grants to provide solar programming to vulnerable communities in Africa. Join us in lighting lives by donating here.
Interested in impacting an entire community? Check out our sponsorship opportunities here.
Safe Births + Healthy Homes at the 2021 NGO Committee on the Status of Women Forum 60:43
Energy Poverty Consultant, Caroline Mwebaza, from Solar Health Uganda joins LTBLI Executive Director Sarah Baird, and Board Members Shreya Nathan and Ben Kerman at the 65th NGO Committee on the Status of Women Forum to discuss Safe Births + Healthy Homes, an innovative maternal and child health intervention in off-grid communities in Uganda.