As the sun sets, millions of families are without electricity, forced to burn dirty kerosene lamps or straw to light their home.
Solar lights provide safe, clean, energy – it brings communities together and creates a brighter future, in an instant. Farmers can sort their crops, children can study, patients can be treated in the hospital and women can give birth safely after dark. That’s why, this winter we launched our Brighter Futures appeal.
It’s been a huge success and we’d so grateful to everyone who has supported the campaign. Your generosity and kindness, with the help of our match funders, has raised a huge £41,36 plus a massive £147,265 from The Big Give!
Your support means we can create brighter futures for Yohane, his family and many, many more. In April 2023, we’ll be installing solar home systems in an extra 2,000 homes and soon after, we aim to reach 7,500 homes – a key milestone covering the entire Traditional Authority for Kasakula! This means that people like Kesilina Chiwoza and her family are able to experience the benefits of solar power for the first time. Watch Kesilina story below.
Your incredible support, means we can now help people like Yohane.
Now he barely gets by, using only a small torch or straw fire for light. Yohane worries that his children will fall behind at school and fail the exams they need to do well in life. He hopes to have solar lighting soon to give his family a real chance to not only survive but thrive.
Your support means that his family will get a solar lighting system as part of a ‘Light A Village’ initiative, meaning a brighter future for all of them. Thank you.