Safe Births + Healthy Homes

The Journey

A mother’s journey in 3 steps:

  1. An outreach worker tells her about a solar incentive program at her local clinic.
  2. She gives birth at the solar-electrified clinic with a trained birth attendant.
  3. She returns home with a safe solar light that helps her care for her new baby.
Follow Tereza’s journey and learn how solar lights change lives.

Solar lights are changing lives!

Hover over each box to learn about Safe Births + Healthy Homes’ impacts.

Women's Empowerment

“I set aside the money we used to spend on fuel. Now I can buy whatever we need without having to ask my husband. It feels good making my own money as a woman.”

-Gift, 19

Health Improvements

Solar lights replace dirty and polluting kerosene and candles, reducing exposure to indoor air pollution and improving respiratory and eye health.

Increased Safety

“Now I feel safer and better able to take care of my baby at night. The solar light helps me feel less afraid of fire.”

-Saraphina, 27

Greater Access to Education

No longer spending 10-20% of her household income on lighting, Tereza can now afford to send her children to school.

Household Savings

“With the money I save on kerosene, I am now able to prioritize other basic needs like medicine, soap, salt, and scholastic materials.”

– Fatuma, 33

Economic Stability

Monica, a Safe Births + Healthy Homes participant, has used her fuel savings to grow her handicraft business, doubling her revenue in the first year.

A beneficiary’s journey through Safe Births + Healthy Homes

Womans Journey
Interested in learning more about the health clinics serving our beneficiaries? Take a look at our Visit a Clinic page.
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