When the sun goes down at 6pm in sub-Saharan Africa, 578 million people are living in darkness. There is no switch on the wall to turn on the light. There is no access to electricity. This is energy poverty.
Families have no choice but to rely on poor alternatives such as homemade torches, candles and kerosene lamps.
Worst of all, they are dangerous, and create countless tragic accidents across the continent.
But, it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a simple solution – solar lights.
Together, we can light up every home, school and clinic in Africa with clean, safe solar power by 2030.