Education
 Kenya
Project #4961

Use Solar, Save Lives-10000 solar lamps-12 months

by Sustainable Development For All-kenya
Vetted

Summary

The project will make and distribute solar lanterns to poor households in Kenya and thus improve education and health, reduce carbon emissions and reduce poverty. target is 10,000 lanterns in 12months
$980
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Decline in educational standards is attributed to lack of lighting since activities such as reading children doing their homework and studying are affected. Also, combustion of carbon from Kerosene is contributing to global warming and climate change. With the current Kerosene prices retailing at almost US$ 1 per liter, our Solar Powered Lanterns will enable poor families save at least US$ 4 every week which is enough to purchase over 8 Kgs of maize flour. This will reduce hunger in children

Solution

The project will improve education standards amongst poor rural children and help lift them out of poverty.It will reduce hunger and starvation in children and reduce carbon emissions.

Long-Term Impact

Each lantern will lift at least 5 people out of poverty in each household, due to improved education and reduced starvation and money generated from economic ventures developed from the savings on kerosene. Reduced climate change will reduce poverty

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sustainabledevelopmentforall.org
Cnn Hero-Evans Wadongo, Founder of the project
Video of CNN Heroes about the project
Learn more about the project and Get Involved!

Organization Information

Sustainable Development For All-kenya

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.sdfa-kenya.org
Project Leader:
Evans Wadongo
Chairman & Executive Director
nairobi, nairobi Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Sustainable Development For All-kenya that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.