It is estimated that more than 250 million households worldwide rely on predominantly kerosene-powered lamps. However, kerosene household use is associated with health impacts, environmental pollution, safety concerns, and high costs.
The international development agency, SolarAid, aims to eradicate kerosene lamps in Africa by 2020. Founded in 2006, SolarAid operates in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia striving to end poverty and climate change.
Solar Aid’s wholly owned social enterprise, Sunny Money, targets schools to build trust, raise awareness, and disseminate the solar light. It is considered to be the leading distributor of solar lights in Africa. To date, Sunny Money has provided more than 10 million people with solar lights - 90% of whom live below poverty line - and averted 900,000 Tons of CO2.