bring light with an energy-efficient solar lamp

by GlobalGiving UK

Summary

Providing a solar lamp for a family not only means giving them light after the sun goes down but can also contribute to improved incomes, educational attainment and health.
$1,600.00
total goal
$777.00
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Families in remote and impoverished areas suffer from a lack of basic infrastructure. Kerosene lamps are used to light the home after dark but this method is expensive (studies put the figure at between 10% and 25% of household income) and potential dangerous to users and the environment.

Solution

Solar-powered lamps offer a cheaper and safer means of light that replace kerosene-fuelled lanterns. A solar lamp consists of a few light-emitting diodes (LEDs), a solar panel and a small rechargeable battery, encased in a durable plastic shell.

Long-Term Impact

The Economist reports that the price of solar lamps is set to decrease with obvious growing demand as the rate of global population outstrips the rate of electrification.

Resources

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving UK

Location: London, England - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.globalgiving.co.uk
GlobalGiving UK
Project Leader:
Rachel Smith
NGOS
London, England United Kingdom
$823 raised of $1,600 goal
 
2 donations
$777 to go
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