So why a charity and not just a business?
To put it simply, we can do things that conventional businesses can’t. We take the time to travel to remote rural communities, educate people about the benefits of solar, instil trust and build demand. All of which costs time and money. We help get lights to the people that need them most – and if they are unable to afford them – then we think of new and innovative ways to help them get on the energy ladder, such as pay as you go solar. We currently make a loss of around £3 on each solar light we sell, which is why we need your support.
If we were a conventional business driven by profit, rather than impact, we would continue to ignore the needs of those who need better energy access more than anyone. But there isn’t much that is conventional about us, which is no doubt why you’re here.
A donation to SolarAid is one of the best value gifts on the planet. Check out our impact calculator to see just how far your donation will stretch.
Visit our Charity Commisions page for more information.
- For every £1 spent 94p goes on charitable work
- For every £1 you donate £2 more is generated thanks to our social enterprise SunnyMoney
- Covering the £3 cost to SolarAid of a solar light will save a family living below the poverty line about £130