Project #4961

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

by Sustainable Development For All-kenya
$980 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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


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


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).

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Organization Information

Sustainable Development For All-kenya

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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.

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