Energy poverty is a major driver of overall poverty cycle in Uganda, contributing to poor health, environmental degradation /pollution and limited economic growth. A baseline survey conducted in northern Uganda indicates that, 79% households use kerosene as their primary source , 9% & 3% using torches or candles respectively. Children from these households use paraffin as source of lighting to aid reading and homework later contributing to poor health, academic performance and deaths.
79% households in Northern Uganda use paraffin as their primary energy source, this clearly shows that children in these households rely on paraffin as major source of lighting to aid reading, homework among others, which in the long run contributes to poor health, poor academic performance and death as explained by WHO report indicating that 14,000 people die annually in sub-Saharan Africa as a result of utilization paraffin.
This project will provide 500 solar lamps for 500 households to aid healthy reading culture among primary going school children at households levels.
Improved health of household members in 500 households selected. Improved academic performance among primary school going children Reduction in environment pollution