Where there's power, there's development. Solar unlocks the possibilities.
In Uganda, access to power is expensive, dirty and inconsistent—if it’s available at all. Frequent blackouts interrupt learning, health centers are unable to keep vaccines on hand, and students with no access to power can’t study after the sun goes down.
57.4% of Ugandans live without access to electricity
That’s over half of the population, more than 24 million people. In rural areas, only a small percentage of families even have access to the national grid. And with Uganda’s growing population, traditional power companies experience issues distributing electricity and many people are left without light for extended periods of time.
But access to energy means better education, health, and safety for communities in Uganda. Since nearly half of Ugandans are under the age of 14, we focus our work on schools and health centers that serve large populations.
Solar changes everything.
Schools report that attendance increases and student performance improves when solar is available at school.
Solar doesn’t only have an immediate impact, it sparks sustainable change. Our beneficiaries finish school, get better jobs, and give back to their communities.
With solar, electricity costs can decrease by up to 80%. Communities with solar are able to reallocate funds to important projects.
Neighborhoods are safer
Solar means students can study without the use of dangerous kerosene lamps, and security lights mean safer streets at night.
100% of public donations go directly to our projects, and we promise to always use your money effectively. We are working to better understand our impact so that we can share it with our generous supporters, like you.
This number represents our total number of partner institutions, where we have completed one solar installation. We have done additional installations and made updates at several of our install sites. We will continue to update this number as we receive information from the field.
This number represents the total number of people who have access to our solar sites, as reported by the community. This includes the total population at each school, as well as the number of people that health center sites serve. We will continue to update this number as we receive information from the field.