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SolarAid and ElleSolaire renewing their partnership to light up more homes

  In 2015 the world committed to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) by 2030. Six years on, progress on SDG7 in Africa, which aims to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”, is going in the wrong direction. For the first time since 2013, the number of people who have […]

Sister Grace welcomes a newborn into the world with her solar light.

Powering St. Paul’s Mission Rural Health Centre

  For rural health clinics in many parts of Africa, electricity is not being taken for granted. In sub-Saharan Africa, 3 in 4 health facilities are estimated to operate without reliable access to electricity. When the sun sets, clinics operate in darkness. Medical appliances are without power, laboratories are at a stand-still. At many clinics, […]

Supporters helping health clinics to get light

Thanks to our incredible supporters, we have been able to deliver solar lights to rural health clinics. Babies can now be born into the world with safe light, and life-threatening procedures can be carried out by health professionals safely.  3 out of every 4 health facilities across sub-Saharan Africa are without access to reliable power. […]

Solar Light Radios reaching the most vulnerable students in Malawi

  Malawi has again had to temporarily close schools as a consequence of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and with the highly contagious South African strain now prevalent in the country. The implications of yet another school closure are dire and hitting the most marginalised children hardest. The schools are places to learn, […]