SunnyMoney Malawi

SolarAid first opened its SunnyMoney office in Malawi in 2006. Since then, SunnyMoney has been building a sustainable solar market in Malawi through the sale and distribution of pico-solar lights.

In Malawi, 85% of the population is living without access to electricity. Through SunnyMoney and innovative programmes like Project Switch and Light a Village, we are working to tackle energy poverty and climate change, providing rural communities clean energy solutions that work until no one is left in the dark.

Malawi in numbers

  • 85%

    live without access to electricity.

  • 346K

    solar lights distributed.

  • 1.8M

    people reached with clean, renewable light.

Solar stories from Malawi

The Power of Togetherness

There is power when women come together. Mayi Walas, Margret and Sagurani, know this first hand. From creating thriving sustainable businesses to building relationships with other women in the community, solar lights change everything.

A dream fufilled

For Goodwell, education is everything. He wants to offer all opportunities to his children to create the lives they dream of. With solar, this became possible.

The Last Baby to Be Born in the Dark

About 75% of health clinics in sub- Saharan Africa lack access to reliable electricity. Mtimabii Health Clinic in Mangochi, rural Malawi was one of these. But those dark nights are now a thing of the past at Mtimabii and Baby Diana is the last baby will be born in the dark.

"I love my job because I get to be one of the people to reach out to the community with clean energy thereby improving their lives and help in combatting poverty."
DALITSO JUDITH KUDALA, PROJECT SWITCH COORDINATOR, Malawi