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  1. Where do we sell solar lights?
  2. We really want to fundraise for you... tell us how!
  3. How much CO2 do the solar lights save?
  4. How can I buy some lights?
  5. Can you tell me more about SunnyMoney?
  6. I represent a business. How can we help?
  7. I work for an NGO and would like to partner with you. Can you tell me how?
  8. Can I volunteer in your London office?
  9. What’s the customer savings pay-back time like on solar lights in Africa?
  10. I signed up for Lighter Learning a while ago. Why has it changed?
  • 1
    • Where do we sell solar lights?
    • We work in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda through our social enterprise SunnyMoney. We plan to expand into other countries and will be sharing ideas and strategy with organisations throughout Africa soon.
  • 2
    • We really want to fundraise for you... tell us how!
    • Brilliant - you can discover ideas for what you can do, find out what others have done or directly donate. If you want to do something different, just let us know what you fancy by contacting Grace on info@solar-aid.org or +44 (0) 207 278 0400.
  • 3
    • How much CO2 do the solar lights save?
    • Use of solar lights means families no longer need to keep kerosene lamps for lighting. It is estimated that a single kerosene lamp emits one tonne of carbon over a lifetime of five years. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011). It's 'black carbon' too - the worst form of carbon emission.
  • 4
    • How can I buy some lights?
    • We've got that covered! You can find out how to buy on our Eco-gift shop page.
  • 5
    • Can you tell me more about SunnyMoney?
    • SunnyMoney is a social enterprise owned by SolarAid (it brings a smile to people's faces when you say it!). It is the largest seller of solar lights in Africa. Visit www.sunnymoney.org to learn more.
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    • I represent a business. How can we help?
    • SolarAid believes in business-based solutions to poverty, so we'd love to hear from you. Visit our fundraising page to find out what you can do, participate in our work place giving scheme or drop us an email on info@solar-aid.org if you have your own ideas!
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    • I work for an NGO and would like to partner with you. Can you tell me how?
    • Brilliant, we'd love to hear from you. Simply email info@solar-aid.org with your area of interest and contact details, so we can put the right person in contact with you.
  • 8
    • Can I volunteer in your London office?
    • When there are opportunities for internships we post them on our jobs page. Also don’t forget you can help us spread the word about SolarAid amongst your network of friends and contacts. Check our Join The Movement page to see how people are helping us.
  • 9
    • What’s the customer savings pay-back time like on solar lights in Africa?
    • Local economies vary across Africa, as do the products we sell. It takes approximately ten weeks for people living in sub-Saharan Africa to re-coup their investment in a study light. Customers save because they no longer need to buy kerosene supplies, candles and batteries.
  • 10
    • I signed up for Lighter Learning a while ago. Why has it changed?
    • When we began Lighter Learning we asked schools, churches and companies to raise £1000 to help schools in Africa install solar systems in their classrooms. We’ve since refined our model and learnt that we can get more lights to pupils faster and at a lower cost by concentrating on small hand-held solar lights that can be used both in school and at home. We’re constantly re-evaluating the way we work in consultation with solar customers and this is what we’ve learnt. However, if you have already, or are currently fundraising £1000 to light a classroom you can rest assured that your money will be spent as promised and that the communities will hugely benefit from the installation. The key point underlying both models is that solar powered light enables pupils to study for longer, safely.  We thank you for your support in helping us to make this a reality for students in East Africa.  

Address

  • SolarAid
  • The Foundry
  • 17 - 19 Oval Way 
  • London SE11 5RR
  • UK
  • Charity No: 1115960
  • Tel: +44 (0) 20 7278 0400

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