Solar for Cameroon

Apr 18, 2013

Cameroon Solar Update

Reading by Candle Light
Reading by Candle Light

Our solar project in Cameroon needs a funding push to get enough funding to teach Circuits and Solar.

Our other similar projects show that once a class graduates they have the skills to understand, maintain and repair solar power systems.  Solar is less expensive than kerosene lamps so the people who purchase solar power save money.  We had one family tell us that they saved about 25% of their disposable income just because they chose to buy a solar light.

The solar light you see attached to this email is a very simple light that also can charge a cell phone.  It is brighter than a kerosene lamp and it does not create toxic fumes.

We are working on a website devoted to this project which I hope will take this Global Giving campaign to the next level.

Solar lighting businesses are sustainable ventures that provide jobs and create conditions that lead to better health and better education.


Thank you for your support.

Inexpensive Solar Light and Cell Phone Charger
Inexpensive Solar Light and Cell Phone Charger



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

donate now:


Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Support another project run by Appropriate Technology Collaborative that needs your help, such as:


Project Leader

John Barrie

Ann Arbor, Michigan United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Solar for Cameroon