Solar Lights Change Lives
This small sustainable light enlightens households like Maria and her family.
Maria is more easily able during the night to take care of her daughter Irene, (5) who suffers from seizures.
Now that Irene’s family no longer buys kerosene, the family can afford her epilepsy medicine.
Each light illuminates an entire household for 3-5 years, making family funds go further toward everyday needs.
Solar lighting is safe, clean, and renewable.
While kerosene lamps and candles are a lighting go-to for energy-poor households, they are dirty, dangerous, and expensive to operate. Children are vulnerable to burns, accidental poisoning, respiratory illness, ocular issues, and even death. And without proper lighting, health clinics cannot provide optimal care and are limited to serving their community only during sunlight hours.
Switching to solar means improved health, safety, and wellbeing for communities.
100% of communities we serve live in energy poverty.
16% of households report that a child has been burned by kerosene or candles.
89% of people living in energy poverty report experiencing health issues from kerosene.
Access to Care
200% increase in attended births at solar clinics with maternity care.
99% of households worry about fire when using kerosene lamps.
100% use the money saved on lighting for basic needs like food, medicine, schooling.
Solar lights enable communities to power their lives.
Combatting the environmental hazard and threat.
Kerosene lamps are highly polluting and emit black carbon, the dangerous airborne soot, into the atmosphere. Worse, this black carbon emitted by kerosene lamps is more harmful to household health and the health of our shared ecosystem than regular carbon pollution.
Switching to solar means protecting the environment for generations to come.
Extending the ability of schooling and learning.
Switching to solar means more opportunity for children to learn and thrive.
Help us keep the light shining.
Your donation provides light to communities in need and furthers the global Sustainable Development Goals.