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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Fabriola uses her solar light to read at night

Fabriola Davidson

With a solar light, Fabriola no longer struggles to keep up at school and her future is looking a lot brighter.

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