Jul 3, 2020

Kukula Solar leads the way during the COVID-19

Davie conducitng community training
Davie conducitng community training

Kukula Solar Distributes Clean Cookstoves to Rural Families During the COVID 19 Crisis

COVID 19 has continued to impact the lives of many people worldwide and worse more the people in rural communities.

In the Eastern Province of Zambia where Kukula Solar works, many rural communities use firewood for cooking. The smoke that the firewood emits is not good for their health and the most affected are women, girls, and children. The smoke affects the respiratory system of many people in rural communities and the COVID 19 puts them more at risk of contracting it.

 

Kukula Solar partnered with Greenway to distribute a total of 5,000  clean cookstoves to families in rural communities of Eastern Province The clean cookstoves and solar lamps were declared essential products during the COVID 19 and this gave Kukula Solar yet another chance to lead the way in transforming lives and distributing lifesaving products to families that needed them the most. In two months we were able to distribute a total of 4,730 clean cookstoves, helping people at the bottom of the pyramid during this period of uncertainties.

We continue to impact individuals, Communities & Families with Solar Lamps

Kukula Solar continues reaching last-mile communities with no access to electricity with quality solar lamps. Since April 2020, we have distributed a total of 275 solar lamps to families living in rural communities of Petauke, Katete, and Chipata districts of Eastern province. With the distributed solar lamps, we continue helping families to save up to $70 annually from the purchase of kerosene or sub-standard products and helping school-going children increase their study hours.

Together with you our donors, we continue to impact lives of people living at the bottom of the pyramid in rural Zambia.

Beneficiaries of clean cook-stoves
Beneficiaries of clean cook-stoves
Mr. Hara happy receiving the clean cookstove
Mr. Hara happy receiving the clean cookstove
Happy Beneficiary of a solar lamp
Happy Beneficiary of a solar lamp
Mr. Tembo with a Solar Lamp
Mr. Tembo with a Solar Lamp
Mar 9, 2020

EMPOWERING WOMEN & GIRLS TO DO MORE

Empowering women has proven to be the best investment we can make to change families and communities for better. This is what we continue to do at Kukula Solar with your support.

In January 2020 we opened our second Project Office in Katete District, and employed a woman, Maureen Zimba as our Area Manager. Because we believe women can hold leadership position and provide the much needed leadership in changing our world.

Between December 2019 and February 2020 we managed to distribute 204 solar lamps to women and girls in rural and slum communities of Chipata and Katete Districts of Eastern Province.

The 204 units are helping women to save upto $250 monthly and enabling girls to increase their study hours.

We took time to ask some of the beneficaries of the solar lamps and the responses from them were amazing. For instance, Wallen, a mother of 7 children told us that her domestic animals were always attacked by hynas but the moment she got a solar lamp from us, she has never recorded any attack or theft of her domestic animals.

For Elizabeth a grade nice pupil, she told us how she can study from 9pm to 11pm under a bright solar lamp we distributed to her mother, enabling her to improve on her grades.

For Mwaba, The solar lamp we distributed to her help to keep her small bussiness open till 11pm, increasing her income and expanding her business.

 

These are just few of the many testimonies we continue to receive from the field. These Solar impact are made possible with your continued support to our venture and together we continue to impact many lives for the better.

 

We continue to have an ambitious plan to reach last mile communities and for the next 3 months we plan to distribute 300 solar lamps to women and girls. This number is achivable with your support!

 

Together we can continue lighting up rural communities with quality, warranted and durable solar products!

 

Thank you for your continued support!

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Dec 9, 2019

CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER

Happy Beneficiary
Happy Beneficiary

`Dear Supporters,

First and foremost i want to wish you a Happy Holidays. Secondly i want to thank all of you who mave made our 2019 a success through your donations to our social venture. Together we have managed to reach 79 women and girls with solar lamps from October-December 2019. This has been possible because of your continued support to Kukula Solar. I want to share with you some amazing statistics that have been achieved in three months because of your support and donations.

Solar lamps have been shown to have a significant impact on our beneficaries' lives and the enviroment. Since October 2019 we have distributed 79 solar lamps, with the potential to provide approximately 480 people with access to solar energy.

The distributed solar lamp systems to off grid families has had significant impacts that can be divided into the following categories: lifestyle, flexibility, health and safety, and economic. Kukula Solar's beneferiaries have told us how their solar lamps have benefitted them:

96% say air quality has improved.

98% say their family's previous kerosene-related health issues have reduced

93% say they feel safer 

97% say their children can study more

37% say they money they save on kerosene, batteries, and candles is mainly used for children's education and

68% say they now have more evening home visits from family and friends.

Environmentally, we have measured the impact of our solution. using industry-recognised Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) impact metrics, Kukula Solar has calculated the enviromental impact of distributing 80 solar lamps as follows:

640 people are enjoying clean energy access

$200 average new household saving on energy-related expenditure over solar product lifetime

2,400Kg annual total greenhouse gas emission offset per household.

This is what we have achieved in the last 3 months together and we say thank you so very much to all of you our supporters who have made this possible. We believe 2020 will even be more exciting for all of us and because of your continued support we will more women and girls with this simple yet powerful product that changes lives for the better.

 

We also want to inform all our supporters and donors that we won the SEED Africa Award for 2019! We dedicate this Award to all of you who continue to believe in us and our solutions to lastmile communities.

We wish you a happy festival season and remain blessed!

 

Thank you!

Beneficiary of a Solar Lighting System
Beneficiary of a Solar Lighting System
Francis conducting a training  in Vubwi
Francis conducting a training in Vubwi
Beneficiary of a Solar Lamp
Beneficiary of a Solar Lamp
Josias registering solar beneficiaries
Josias registering solar beneficiaries
Meeting with Community Members
Meeting with Community Members
Francis and Jesper at an Award Ceremony in Malawi
Francis and Jesper at an Award Ceremony in Malawi

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