Kuyere! means "Let there be light!" in Chichewa, the language of Malawi

Our project is dedicated to the idea of affordably and sustain-ably providing solar electricity to the poorest rural households in Africa over the next 10 to 20 years.
We have now organized a system where:
  1. We build the solar electric systems in Africa, thus generating jobs and increasing affordability;
  2. We distribute the systems and have the villagers pay as much as they can afford; and
  3. We recruit people in richer countries to help pay the difference between what the villager can afford, and the cost of the solar electric system
  4. We use new long-lasting power-capacitor technology to store the electricity for night-time lights. This means that our solar lighting systems can last 5 to 10 years rather than the 2-4 years typical of battery-based solar lighting systems. 
With this system, we can get a small custom-installed, wired solar electric system with lights in every room and a fast cell phone charger to a family of five in rural Africa for a donor cost of only $20!

This system saves that family about $5/month in battery and cell phone charging costs for 5 to 10 years, meaning that a $20 donation  creates $300 to $600 of benefits over the next decade for a household where people live off of less than $2/day.  We think that this 15X to 30X leveraging of donor impact in the benefit of low-income households is better than any other organization working in low-income rural Africa. 

The following link allows you provide a monthly donation that goes to individual families, some of whom need a little help to buy their solar system.  Every 2-3 months will be provide you the pictures and names of the specific families that benefit from your donation by getting solar electricity:

We calculate that if we can get solar to enough people fast enough, then we could potentially save more than 1 million lives: read about the details HERE

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