SunnyMoney Zambia

SolarAid first opened its SunnyMoney office in Zambia in 2008. Since then, SunnyMoney has been building a sustainable solar market in Zambia through the sale and distribution of pico-solar lights.

Only 4% of rural households in Zambia have access to electricity. Through SunnyMoney and innovative programmes like Light Libraries, first launched in January 2019, we will work to combat energy poverty and climate change, providing rural communities with economic opportunity and clean energy solutions that work until no one is left in the dark.

Zambia in numbers

  • 60%

    live without access to electricity.

  • 284K

    solar lights distributed.

  • 1,7M

    people reached with solar.

Stories from Zambia

Sister Yvonne recalls a clinic in the dark

Sister Yvonne Lubunda works at a small rural health clinic in Eastern Zambia. She dreamt of becoming a nurse when she was a child already, and with a passion of taking care of the sick, Sister Yvonne has now been a nurse for 8 years.

Everyone deserves the right to repair

While today’s solar lights are lasting longer than ever before, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have their solar lights repaired. Repairs help extend the life of products, reduce e-waste and ensure that people continue to benefit from access to safe, clean and renewable light. That is why we have been working to extend the life of solar lights in Zambia.