Empowering Lives Through Solar Power & Technology
Tens of thousands of kids and families living in Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Liberia have to study at night using kerosene lanterns and open-flame candles. Many of these homes are not connected to the electrical grid - with no electricity.
Two-thirds of Africans – 620 million people – still do not have access to “affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern electricity”, one of the key global development goals. Decades of neglect and mismanagement have left Africa with some of the world’s worst-functioning grid systems. For many years the answer to the most basic need for light has been kerosene lanterns. Unfortunately, the light provided by lanterns is uneven and it could be harmful to people’s eyes. Furthermore, the fumes generated by the lanterns are a serious health hazard and the lanterns pose a serious fire risk—many homes have burned down and people have lost their lives due to lantern accidents. Finally, there is the cost—many families just cannot afford the cost of lantern fuel.
We can provide a simple, immediate alternative to potentially deadly kerosene lanterns—solar lanterns.
Develop Africa is helping by providing safe, renewable, solar-powered lights to children and families in Africa. You, too, can help make Africa a brighter place by helping in this effort. With renewable technology including solar lamps and solar radios, solar-powered eReaders / laptops to study no electricity is needed. You can make a big difference in the lives of people who will truly appreciate your generosity.
- $50 will provide 1 high-quality solar light to 1 child
- Or sign up for a monthly donation of $50 providing 1 light, each and every month.
We are constantly working to find quality solar lanterns at the very best possible price. If we find quality lights at a better price then we will make every effort to make your donation go even further.