Unlike Europe like in the UK whereby spending £5 is just a normal thing, rural Tanzania like Zeze village it is a pride to have a solar light costing £4. Solar lights added four more hours for students to evening study, two more hours of evening home works and three more hours of doing small businesses in the evening.
Mariam is the standard four student who did not have an opportunity to have more evening studies but now she does as the result of having solar light. She has been celebrating of having improved performance in the class of 107 students to the fourth position from 56th she used to be a year and a half ago. She is sure to use time effectively for education because she has solar light. "when I miss the sessions or I didn't understand the teachers in the classroom, I can revise the same sessions in the evening at home because I have light. Also I get more time to reading more stories and books even those which are not in the school syllabus so to expand my literacy and knowledge." Mariam said.
Janet is epilepsy chronic with two kids. She is always in the room out of fire and other hard materials. Her Children are busy helping her to get food and things clean. "My children help me with a lot of works and the lights enable them not to afraid in the night. Solar lights give them courage and confidence to wash themselves and other home untencils during the night." Janet says. The role of solar lights has been as well to give to people more working time but also confidence to security.
Tamali sells cassava flour and she used to sell it during a day time but the light has turned the behoviour around. "Many people buy flour in the eving than it was in the past when I used to sell it in the day only. I was able to sell 80 to 100 kilograms a day before solar light but after having it I sell up to 180kg a day. this is the effect of solar light which has added three more hours of working in the evening." This is the substantiation from Tamali who is improving her income status from the business as inspired by the solar light.
There are many potentials of bringing solar lights to Zeze community those can not be all presented however, families are enjoying it.
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