Bring me sunshine! Donations Doubled By UK Government
With your help, we can light up Africa
Thanks to our innovative distribution model lights are selling fast. We need your help to keep up with demand and help provide millions of Africans with a brighter future.
Your donation will be doubled by the UK government.
Light up lives
It costs £5 to get a life changing solar light in to a rural African village. Thanks to the UK government, your £5 becomes £10, providing two families with the opportunity to buy their way out of poverty. Please donate to help spread the sunshine.
SolarAid is a leading international charity that provides access to clean, affordable solar lights.
Based in London and already working in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia we have set ourselves an ambitious goal: to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020.
One small light, one big idea
A solar lamp does more than shine a light. A solar lamp protects the environment and transforms lives.
598 million off-grid Africans have no access to electricity and many rely on toxic kerosene for lighting. These brutal lamps emit noxious black smoke and burn up to 20% of the household income – locking millions into poverty. Inhaling the fumes from a kerosene lamp is the toxic equivalent to smoking 40 cigarettes a day.
By contrast solar lights cost as little as $10, pay for themselves after 12 weeks and last for five years. Having free, clean light and not wasting money on kerosene transforms peoples’ chances in life.
We have taken on the challenge of getting these lights to the people that need them most and aim to get a clean light into every home in Africa by the end of the decade.
There are still over half a billion people in Africa who are waiting for an opportunity to step into the solar era.
With your help, we can make affordable solar energy available to all.