School closures due to COVID-19 are hitting the most vulnerable children in Malawi hard. Radio lessons have been developed but widespread energy poverty means a lot of students are lacking radios in their homes. Solar light radios can help students keep up with their education.Learn more
With a solar light, everything changesThe Challenges of Darkness
What's the problem?
548 million people are having their days cut short living without electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. A small invention like a solar light can change that. Together, we can End the Darkness.The Power of Light
St. Paul’s Mission Rural Health Centre in Zambia has suffered for a long time from consecutive power cuts, especially during the rainy season. Healthcare worker have been forced to either stop their work or carry out procedures in the dark with the help of small handheld torches. As part of a larger pilot to Power Healthcare, solar products were delivered to St. Paul's in December.Learn more
Women are key change-makers in providing energy access to rural communities and we recognise that having women at the forefront of our work is essential to achieving our mission of lighting up every home, school and clinic in Africa by 2030, using safe, clean, solar power. That is why we are launching the Mayi Walas programme, to recruit, train and support female solar entrepreneurs in rural Malawi.Learn more
We do charity differently
We do charity differently. Through our social enterprise SunnyMoney, we create a local market and prioritise reaching people and places who are being left behind by business as usual.Learn more
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0000 solar lights, help SolarAid reach 0000 people, save families 0000, give children 0000 hours of extra study time, decrease CO2 emissions by 0000 and allow 0000 people to live healthier lives.Donate this amount
lights distributed worldwide.
people in sub-Saharan Africa reached by clean, safe, affordable light.
tonnes of CO2 emissions averted from the atmosphere.