solar light campaign
Energy poverty describes the lack of access to electricity and other modern energy services, and in Sub- Saharan Africa, more than 600 million people lack access to electricity. That number is rising thanks to population increases, according to the International Energy Agency. solar light campaign
Without electricity, women living in the Tanzanian bush spend many hours searching for fuel wood for their traditional stoves. These traditional stoves are linked to indoor pollution and resulting negative health effects that include respiratory infections, cancer and lung diseases. In addition, many families also spend a significant portion of their budgets on kerosene to fuel lanterns at night, which also results in indoor air pollution. More often, however, their homes remain dark throughout the region’s 12-hour nights. solar light campaign
Lalafofofo’s “Light up Tanzania” campaign provides lanterns that eliminate the need for kerosene, and with it the indoor air pollution that kerosene emits.
With the money Tanzanian bush families save by replacing kerosene with solar lanterns, they are better able to feed their families and cover other necessary expenses. Big picture, bringing solar lanterns to families living in the Tanzanian bush is one more step toward bringing hope to future generations living off the grid in the region. solar light campaign
Many of us living in Western countries take access to electricity for granted, but for these families, solar power offers safe, reliable, and free light, as well as the ability to live above a subsistence level.
To learn more about how you can donate a solar lantern to a family living in the Tanzanian bush for just $15, visit our “Light Up Tanzania” campaign website page.