Where we work

Aerial view of travel to Kapiri

We reach the most remote and disadvantaged communities in sub-Saharan Africa to create sustainable markets for renewable energy so no one is left in the dark. Collaboration and cooperation through our social enterprise SunnyMoney and partnerships is fundamental to our approach.

SunnyMoney Malawi

SunnyMoney has been operating in rural Malawi since 2006. Over 2.3 million people in Malawi have been reached by clean, renewable light.

SunnyMoney Zambia

SunnyMoney has been operating in rural Zambia since 2008. Over 2.2 million people in Zambia have been reached by clean, renewable light.

Our partners

Xpreme Solar Solutions Uganda

SolarAid opened its office in Uganda in 2014 with the objective of helping to build a sustainable solar market and bring solar lights to where they are needed the most. The team has distributed over 80,000 solar lights and helped support solar entrepreneurs across the country. Today, the team is run as an independent, Ugandan run, entity. We support it as it continues to bring solar lights and solutions to rural populations.

ElleSolaire Senegal

In Senegal we have teamed up with ElleSolaire in order to support female entrepreneurs to build last mile energy businesses and bring solar light and power to rural off grid communities. This partnership recognises the power of female entrepreneurship in providing energy access in rural communities, and it aims to support ElleSolaire's work to train and strengthen capacities of rural women in solar entrepreneurship and recruitment of rural Women's Savings Groups (VSLGs), as well as to electrify health and maternity clinics.

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Women from the Chilima Mgwilizano Mayi Walas group in Malawi are dancing and celebrating together.

Who We Are

SolarAid is an international development charity working alongside communities in the most rural and hard to reach areas of sub-Saharan Africa to tackle poverty and the climate crisis through access to clean, safe solar lights.

How we work

We do charity differently. We have adopted a model where we create a local market which allows our solar lights to reach the furthest and most remote communities.

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