TanzSolar has been following up with our residential installations to see how people are using their solar lights. We do regular maintenance on systems and provide replacement parts as needed. Customers are required to pay at least 50% of these costs.
What we are finding in our follow-up visits is that people are very, very happy to have solar lights. They are saving a significant amount on kerosene purchases -a few dollars/month, which could easily be 20% of their monthly income. They comment that their children can now study in the evenings, and they are glad when they no longer have smoky kerosene lanterns indoors.
There are still nearly two million households in just the Lake Zone Region of Tanzania without access to electricity, so please help us expand our program! Every donation, large or small, helps us to make a significant, long-term improvement in the lives of rural families without access to electric power. We sincerely thank you for your continued support.
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