With a solar light, everything changes

The 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

How solar lights make an impact

A night at St. Luke's Hospital

St Luke's hospital in Zambia used to be pitch black when the sun set. With solar lights, Sister Martha notices how the doctors and nurses can perform life saving procedures with confidence.

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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 and prioritise reaching people and places who are being left behind by business as usual.

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Calculate your impact

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

A donation of would result in...

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.

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  • 2M

    lights distributed worldwide.

  • 11M

    people in sub-Saharan Africa reached by clean, safe, affordable light.

  • 2.2M

    tonnes of CO2 emissions averted from the atmosphere.