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.

Light up lives today

Every light tells a story

John holds his solar light proudly.

John, one year on

After losing everything to a house fire, John January still had to rely on dangerous fuels for light in the evening. But, everything changed for him and his family overnight.

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Kesilina, one year on

With access to clean, safe light in the evening, Kesilina no longer has to choose between darkness and dangerous sources of light. With the flick of a switch, there is a sense of safety knowing that she can see what is in and around her home.

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Goodwell, one year on

Goodwell lost everything when the fire his child started to study by ignited. But, this time when we met Goodwell, he told a different story.

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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 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


  • 2.3M

    lights distributed worldwide.

  • 12.4M

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

  • $290M

    saved by families a year