SolarAid is a leading international charity that gives access to clean, affordable solar lights thus reducing poverty and climate change. The charity aims to get these lights to the people that need them most into every home in Africa by the end of the decade in order to improve the quality of life of the inhabitants of those countries.
Initially based in London, SolarAid is now working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia where their great challenge is to eradicate the toxic kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020.
SolarAid researches show that solar lights increase available income and improve health and education of the population. Children are benefiting extra hours of safe, clean light to study for a brighter future without putting their health at risk from dirty kerosene smoke.
SolarAid is always looking for new and innovative distribution initiatives and technologies, such as pay-as-you-go schemes to promote Solar Lights. Their purpose is to reach as many people as possible which include those who simply cannot save enough for a solar light through awareness and social engagement through a global campaign called SunnyMoney.
SunnyMoney is the biggest seller and distributor of high quality solar lights in Africa, where over 600 million people don't have access to electricity. Changing kerosene with portable, affordable solar lights saves money, improves health, makes a home safer and saves the environment from toxic black carbon.