When you give to SolarAid you’re helping bring solar lights to places where access to electricity is limited, or doesn’t exist at all.
When the sun sets in Malawi, families are forced to put themselves at risk, burning kerosene lamps, paraffin candles or straw fires just for a bit of light.
So we had to ask ourselves – how can we get more lights to more people, more efficiently? This is where we need you. Or rather, a group of incredible women need you – women like Eness.
Eness, a single mother to five children, is a member of the Mayi Walas programme which SolarAid launched to recruit, train and support women solar agents in rural Malawi. Mayi Walas means ‘Shining Mothers’ in Chichewa, Malawi’s national language. These ‘Shining Mothers’ are part of a collaborative social enterprise model that is revolutionising the way we work.
When Eness joined SolarAid’s ‘Shining Mothers’ programme, it was a real turning point in Eness’ life. Now part of a supportive group of entrepreneurial women, she’s bringing solar lights to remote parts of Malawi, and the money she’s making is helping put food on her table and her children through school.
With your support, these incredible women will be able to transform their lives and those of their community with safe, clean solar lights. Their communication skills and connections mean they’re able to get life-changing solar lights into the hands of people we simply cannot reach alone.