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

Powering St. Paul's Mission

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.

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Malawi’s ‘Shining Mothers’ will bring solar to rural communities

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.

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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 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 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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Impact

  • 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.