Transform lives overnight this Christmas

590 million people across sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity. When the sun goes down life stops for millions of people, and the only option is to ignite kerosene lamps and paraffin candles, which emit toxic fumes into the earth’s atmosphere. But with the help of an incredible network of Shining Mothers, who are bringing safe, clean solar lights to their communities, we can change this story overnight. Equipped with solar lights, these women will change lives at the flick of a switch. But they need your support.

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Eness is holding her solar light, smiling.

Solar Powered Stories

Eness is putting hersolar light on the roof of her house to charge it in the sun light.

Meet Eness

Eness Naliwa struggled to feed her family with the small amount she made from her businesses. When solar came to her village, everything changed.

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Fabriola uses her solar light to read at night

The future is bright for Fabriola

Fabriola used to struggle in school. As the sun sets and darkness descends, her study time would be cut drastically short. But now, with a solar light in her hand, Fabriola's world of opportunity has opened, and her dreams of becoming a nurse are in sight.

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Olivia is sitting on a hospital bed, smiling.

Olivia can now hear her baby

Olivia Chivita is a patient at Chipembi Rural Health clinic in Zambia. Like most rural clinics in Zambia, Chipembi was lacking access to stable electricity. Now equipped with a solar home system rechargeable medical equipment, expectant mothers, like Olivia, can now hear their baby's heartbeat for the first time.

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The power of solar

A solar light changes everything. It's a small invention with a big impact.

Sister Grace welcomes a newborn into the world with her solar light.

We do charity differently

We do charity differently. Through our social enterprise SunnyMoney, we create a local market for solar lights and prioritise reaching people and places who are being left behind by business as usual.

Our Social Enterprise

Calculate your impact

The impact of a solar light is truly remarkable. Type in a gift amount in the box and you’ll be amazed by how far your generosity will stretch.

A donation of will result in...

0000 solar lights reaching 0000 people, with 0000 currently using dangerous, toxic and poor sources of light.
This will lead to total savings of 0000 a year, with 0000 people feeling safer at home and 0000 more children studying after dark.

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Your donation, whether big or small, makes a difference to families living without electricity in their homes. To activate the calculator please input an amount in increments of £15, which equals one solar light distributed. You can learn more about how we calculate here