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The electric light bulb was invented in the 19th century, yet here we are in the 21st with over 600 million people in Africa forced to light their homes with dangerous, outdated, technologies such as candles and kerosene lamps. This is unacceptable for so many reasons. This site is all how the pico-solar revolution is changing the situation.

Getting solar lights out to rural Africa

Some great pictures which our SunnyMoney team in Tanzania sent through recently. They show how challenging it is to reach certain rural populations with solar lights. Our teams across Kenya, Malawi and Zambia will also recognise this sort of terrain!

SunnyMoney Tanzania in Action

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5 Responses to “Getting solar lights out to rural Africa”

  1. Come on Uganda…..lets do this.Lets change lives. Lets be better than our brothers and sisters in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. Go team Uganda Go!

  2. John,
    I have just watched the SunnyMoney Last Mile Distribution presentation in Tanzania on YouTube and straight away started to imagine how it would be like in Uganda. These solar lights are going to be so popular here in Uganda. I can comfortably say that because I work for UMEME, the only electric power distribution company in Uganda as one of the Commercial Managers. I therefore interact with a lot of people with electricity in there homes and those still unlucky to have access. People are always praying for alternative sources of light and this is going to be a prayer so well answered. These lights are only costing 12,000 in Tanzania money and since their currency is stronger than ours here in Uganda, I can only imagine that they are even going to be cheaper here…may be between 15,000-20,000 ug shillings. This will be so affordable even to the poorest of our people. Lives are going to be changed and even saved as there always a lot of fires in homes as a result of using candles and kerosene lights.
    Thank you SunnyMoney for thinking about Uganda and we are going to welcome you with open hands.

    • Mass marketing is of the essence to counter to counter the substandard oriental products that don’t have guarantees and last a fortnight off the shelf. A strategic alliance with government organs as is in the National Development Plan,key business players in the telephony and communication sectors, coupled with the SunnyMoney agency model will realise the dream for Uganda. This as you say, is an opportunity to hold onto so as to transform lives. Bravo!

  3. John, am just wondering if SunnyMoney has already thought of engaging the local SACCOs in each country and different communities. These groups are in there 1000’s atleast in Uganda with 1000’s of loyal members too. They could even help the poorest of their members with credit to grab themselves one of these life changers. Well, there is the schools campaign in other countries…in Uganda we shall endeavour to have both the schools and SACCOs campaigns. Such a combination can only be a winner!


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