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Introduced to your work at a recent Earth Hour dinner. My house has solar panels and solar hot water and I think what you are doing is just great.
Donation by Janet Dawson £20.00 + £0.00 Gift Aid
We just watched a programme on bbc world and wanted to help. Especially with the kids studying to give hope to their future. Nics and liam lynch
Donation by Nicola lynch £60.00 + £15.00 Gift Aid
Why your donation matters
Help us get a get a clean solar light into every home in Africa by 2020.
The sun shines brightest on Africa. Yet when night falls at 6pm, over 110 million off-grid homes are left in darkness. Families spend 20% of income on traditional lighting, such as tin kerosene lanterns or wax candles. These products are not only extremely toxic and explosive but also cripplingly expensive.
We don't think that's right.
At SolarAid, we work with partners to sell clean and sustainable solar lights in the remotest regions of Africa. Last year, we sold 300,000 units. This year we plan to 'Make it a Million'. The rewards are huge. Each one of these lights can enable a child to do their homework, an adult to work a second job - a household to save money for the better things in life.
Case study: donations in action
Check out our Social Impact tweets below:
"I am very HAPPY because now I'm saving much since I do not use my money for buying kerosene," Mwakiyale #Malawi @SolarAid #IHD
"My lifestyle has changed,my kids eat well,study well & we are a HAPPY family [now we have a #solar light]" Dickson #Kenya @SolarAid #IHD
"I am very HAPPY because the living standard of our family is more like one in town [thnx 2 #solar light]" Mphatso #Malawi @SolarAid #IHD
"A lot of things have changed. The house is brighter and the children are HAPPY," Weakness Mwenelupembe #Malawi @SolarAid #IHD
"We live a HAPPY life now when darkness comes because we are able to light our home for a long time," Sithembile #Malawi @SolarAid #IHD
Kavishe Venance's children study 2hrs extra each evening "because they are very HAPPY with the #solar light" rural #Tanzania @SolarAid #IHD