Change can happen overnight

590 million people across sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity. When the sun goes down the working day ends for millions of people. For millions of others the only option is to ignite kerosene lamps and paraffin candles, which emit toxic fumes into the earth’s atmosphere. But with the flick of a switch, we can change that story. Every solar light in someone’s hand is an instant win for people and the planet.

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Combatting E-Waste and Creating Jobs

Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the sale of small-scale off-grid solar products across the Global South, increasing energy access and decreasing the use of dirty and dangerous alternatives. But, this is posing a new question: what is being done to address solar e-waste to ensure that it is not contributing significantly to the growing issue of e-waste and, in the long run, climate change and environmental degradation?

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Our New Podcast

we are launching the podcast “Permission to Fail”. In an honest and true attempt to share, and learn from past failures, we will be exploring the topics of trial, error, philanthropy and entrepreneurship, while drawing on our own experience of shaping innovative solutions to deliver energy access in rural Africa.

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John and his family sit outside their home.

Brighter futures through community and education

John January lost everything to a house fire caused by poor quality light, but everything changed when he received his first solar light - for him, his family and his community. With solar light, John can gather with his community, his grandchildren can study and the future is looking a lot brighter.

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The power of solar

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

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.

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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