Energi Nord’s Lys i Afrika project
Our partners Energi Nord are a Danish energy company whose project ‘Lys i Afrika’ (Light in Africa) has distributed over 6,500 Little Sun lamps in communities in Uganda without electricity, where they are providing a clean alternative to toxic and expensive fuel-based lighting like kerosene lanterns. Lys i Afrika Project Manager Helle Pasgaard speaks about the impact Little Sun is having in off-grid communities in Uganda:
“People are using the lamp everywhere – in their homes, when they cook or read. Outside they use the Little Sun when they need to go to the toilet at night or check on their animals. Before they got the solar light, many people had to have dinner before it got dark just to avoid using kerosene lanterns, as the light was too expensive for them. People also tell me that their food no longer tastes like kerosene, and that the walls in their houses no longer get black from smoke from the lanterns. They are noticing that the air in their homes feels and smells cleaner. And parents are reporting that their children no longer get red eyes or eye-infections when they are doing their homework at night.”
smallsolutions is a social enterprise organisation that provides integrated renewable energy and human development solutions in areas without reliable access to electricity. CEO Leslie Morris leads his team in warehousing Little Sun solar lamps and distributing them to Ugandan rural and peri-urban populations.
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