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There are many ways to change someone’s life

There are many ways to support SolarAid, just like fundraisers UpIsNotJump and Ella Collins. This July, YouTuber UpIsNotJump chose to take on the challenge of completing a gaming livestream for 13 hours straight, to help people gain access to clean sources of lighting. This managed to raise £27,359 for SolarAid, a donation that will help us […]

Press release: Record donation from Solarcentury launches a new era at SolarAid

  International solar developer Solarcentury gives 5% of net profit every year to SolarAid, a UK based international charity which exists to bring solar light and power to communities in Africa without access to electricity. This year, the donation has broken all previous records, and almost reached a million pounds. This news comes as SolarAid’s […]

COVID-19 is not over

As schools and pubs are cautiously starting to open and the lockdown is easing across parts of Europe, many organisations are now expressing concerns over the rapid spread of the virus across Africa. With 600 million people living without access to electricity in their homes and an astonishing 3 out of every 4 health facilities […]

Together, we did it!

We have amazing news – we reached our Moment of Sunshine target! Together, we are getting light and vital health information to where it is needed most. Thank you, you are amazing. With your help, we raised an incredible £264,039 to support rural communities and health facilities during the pandemic. You hit that target and shared […]

We have hit our halfway mark!

My name is Jade and I have had the pleasure of leading on our Moment of Sunshine appeal alongside the amazing SolarAid team. This has been such a difficult time full of uncertainties for everyone, but there has also been so much hope and a feeling of togetherness. Being connected to our wonderful supporters has been so encouraging […]

Your support is reaching those left in the dark

Last week we shared a sunny update from our team in Malawi about the impact your support has had on health clinics trying to tackle the virus. We shared a story from Zomba District Hospital, where solar products, funded by your donations, were delivered to help in their vital work treating patients. Our team has […]

The journey of solar lights to a COVID-19 isolation centre in Malawi

Today is the International Day of Light, and we would like to share the impact our Moment of Sunshine appeal has had on health clinics in Malawi. Light is perhaps now, more important than ever, but most of the health facilities that have been constructed by the Malawian government to tackle the virus do not have electricity […]

COVID-19 myths spreading in rural Zambia and Malawi

My name is Lazarous Chidakwa, I have been a Recycling Assistant and Driver with SunnyMoney Zambia for almost 6 months. My team’s way of working has changed during the pandemic, which now includes reaching out to customers in the field through phone calls to encourage them on safe practices of hygiene in order to combat […]

You can triple your impact on the COVID-19 response

My name is Brave Mhonie, I lead the team in Malawi. I hope you are keeping safe and well. I love the SolarAid supporters, and I am worried to hear of the updates about the coronavirus outbreak across so many countries. We have the same concerns about our own country. At the moment of writing […]

Press release: solar is lighting up Malawi’s un-electrified clinics

Over 15.6 million people in Malawi are facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic while living without electricity and rural health clinics are operating in darkness as the virus spreads. SolarAid, a UK based international NGO, moved quickly, expanding its operations towards supporting the Ministry of Health and to distributing solar lights and systems to […]