Only a quarter of Africans have access to electricity, this drops to 10% in rural areas. In rural Tanzania, the number is even lower, where only 2% of people have access to electricity. Lighting in rural Africa usually comes from kerosene lamps, which are dangerous to health, expensive to fuel, and harmful to the environment.
In Africa the sun is free and in abundance. By using solar panels, we can power lights and computers that children need to be able to study at night, improving education, learning opportunites and productivity.
Furthermore, solar lamps are distributed to students and members of the community. These lamps can provide a portable source of light, as well as be used to generate income through the charging of mobile phones.