Households living in energy poverty are exposed to indoor air pollution which predisposes them to the increased risk of respiratory diseases, heart diseases, stroke and lung cancer and this affects largely the vulnerable population women, children and elderly.
Energy poor families survive on less than 1.9 USD which is barely enough for their food and have no savings to afford Pay As You Go lighting options.
Working with our partner Let There Be Light International, we have developed programs to bring clean access to the vulnerable offgrid homes and are also solar electrifying offgrid clinics.
There are multiple benefits recipient homes have realized and some noble ones are safety, saving on fuel, decrease in respiratory illness and itchy eyes, and school children using their solar lights to study at night and several others.
When you donate to a solar program, you are helping to promote SDGs 7, 13, 4, 3 and 5.