In March this year SolarAid celebrated one million solar lights in Africa and whilst there is still much to do, I used this milestone to take a moment to look back and reflect. 13 years ago I was living in rural Tanzania. Uhomini village was my first experience of Africa and I lived next door […]
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Following on from the Myth of Electrification post…. Last week I spent time in western Tanzania in the regions of Mwanza and Shinyanga, visiting our teams there who are selling a phenomenal amount of solar lights at the moment. As with many of Tanzania’s main roads, the road between Mwanza and Shinyanga is, for the […]
Here’s a short video about why Ian McEwan supports SolarAid. Please share and then listen to the whole BBC Radio 4 interview here on 30th December at 7.55am & 9.25pm (UK times).
I’m sat on a plane right now typing this enroute to see the SunnyMoney teams in Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. Plane rides tend to give me time to reflect a little and I just feel the need to put this out there… In 2006 SolarAid was born out of enthusiastic, like minded, volunteers in […]
Watch (and share!) this great 3 minute video from SolarAid! It’s fun and tells the story of how just one, small, solar light can transform lives in rural Africa.
I’ve just read Bill Bryson’s book ‘At Home’ – great book! You learn all sorts of really interesting stuff about how the world around us has evolved over the centuries (Thomas Edison didn’t invent the lightbulb first…that was apparently a chap in Newcastle called Joseph Swan in the 1870s) and where a lot of the […]
Yes, I’ve discovered video editing software! So here’s the first solar video I have uploaded onto youtube, which I hope you’ll like. It’s shot in rural Tanzania, at my old neighbour’s house. Dancing in the dark 2012 here we come! If it gets to 500 views by the end of Jan 2012, I’ll grow a mustache […]