The impact on health
Each solar light bought by a household in rural Africa results in the elimination of the regular use of one kerosene lamp and this means there is less indoor air pollution. Happily, over half of families notice an improvement in health as a result; including a reduction in coughing, chest problems, eye irritation and illness.
Improved health links back to income, education and well-being, enabling people to be more productive, miss fewer hours of work or school, and be happier!
“My family members are not coughing anymore because they are not inhaling the toxic flames produced by the kerosene lights.”
— Mr Kibeneu in Kenya