This project will supply 10,227 solar lamps in three villages of Eastern Zambia namely Mphamba, Tigone, and Kanyanga in Lumezi District. The solar lamps will enable 6,000 households to save up to $1,000,000 from kerosene purchases within a year of owning a solar lamp. It will enable children to study when the sun sets and improve their school performance to enable them to remain in school and reduce early marriages. Environmentally, The project will save more than 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emission.
Currently, more than 6,000 households in Tigone, Mphamba, and Kanyanga Villages do not have access to electricity. Many of the affected people are women and girls and continue to use kerosene lamps for lighting. Kerosene is not good for their health and their unborn babies and bad for our planet. This project will affect more than 6,000 people in the three-mentioned villages of Eastern Province to switch from kerosene lamps to Solar Lamp use and save them $1,000,000 annually.
Kukula Solar will distribute solar lamps to 10,227 households with families living on less than $2 a day so that they can displace the kerosene lamps they currently use. This will be done through our Community Solar Charging Stations set up in the villages we currently are working. The households will be given solar lamps. This will provide 6,000 households in the 3 villages have access to owning a solar lamp.
The project will distribute solar lamps to 6,000 households living on less than $2 a day, allowing them to rise out of poverty by using their saving from kerosene purchase for their families health and well-being. This will also help school-going children to study for longer hours and compete with their peers in urban schools during national exams.Families will save more than $1 Million annually for switching from kerosene to solar and over 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emission will be avoided annually.
This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).