Thank you for being part of our incredible supporter community and giving women like Margaret a chance earn a living with the help of a solar light.
Margaret John, she sells fish and tomatoes at the market in Mumba Village in central Malawi. At the market, most sales are expected in the evening when people will be spending what they have earned during the day.
But as there is no electricity at the market, many people have to close business due to the lack of light.
For Margaret, business was tough.
When she could afford it, she used to use a battery powered torch who gave off poor light and was costly, as it often needed new batteries.
The other problem that came with using torches at night is that sometimes they could malfunction in the middle of business and I remember giving more money as change to customers because I couldn’t see properly enough to distinguish bank notes. I lost quite a bit of money.
Margaret is now using a solar light, she is able to work late, and doesn’t have to spend money on batteries anymore. She can also take the light home at night, and her children uses the light to study.
With a solar light, I am able to trade more hours at night which is good for my business. Before I started renting lights, I used to close my business as early as 5:30 pm
By donating today and giving the gift of solar light you can transform a woman like Margaret’s life.
548 million people are having their days cut short living without electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.
A small invention like a solar light can change that.
With your help our mission is to light up every home, school and clinic in Africa by 2030, using safe, clean, solar power.
Together, we can End the Darkness.