Welcome to SolarAid

SolarAid is an international charity that combats poverty and climate change. We provide access to solar lights in some of the most remote regions of Malawi, Uganda and Zambia through our social enterprise, SunnyMoney. Find out more about the SunnyMoney way

The problem

598 million people in Africa alone have no access to electricity. Without electricity families have no clean source of light, leaving millions to rely on expensive and dangerous alternatives such as homemade kerosene lamps. These lamps are a poor source of light; they emit toxic black smoke, eat up to 15% of a family’s income and are extremely hazardous.

The solution

With a solar light, everything changes. These little lamps are safe, clean and affordable. They give off hours of light in the evening so families can earn, learn and feel safe after dark. Just one lamp can transform the fortunes of an entire family and is the first step on an energy ladder to full electrification.

Learn More

Latest News

International Day of Light

May 16th, 2019|

Project Switch launched in Malawi

April 12th, 2019|

Celebrating new life this World Health Day

April 8th, 2019|

More News


“Help SolarAid build a
brighter, cleaner future”

— Richard Branson

Read why people donate…

Hear about our impact from our lovely customers