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Provide people in Benin with solar lights that will eliminate the need to buy expensive and harmful kerosene.
Kerosene cost has increased in Nigeria, main supplier of Benin. Rural Households are unable to meet the increase of kerosene price because of their poor economic power. The use of a lantern cost each family the equivalent of $USD16.8 a month which amounts to $USD201.6 a year while the family annual income a year is $USD600. Kerosene takes more than a 1/3 of the family revenue. They are obliged to cut in the food budget and other basic expenses like schooling fees for children for buying kerosene for lighting. This affects their food security. Also students who depend on kerosene lightning can no longer spend enough time to study because of the concern of the family to save kerosene for other days. Moreover, students suffer from the CO2 emission which causes cold and running nose to the children. The CO2 emission also contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer, a cause of climate change.
This technology will provide clean and affordable lightning to the households and will set them free from kerosene use. Moreover, the CO2 emission from using kerosene lantern will be reduced in the community thus providing a clean environment for living to the community.
Beneficiaries are rural household with less than $2 income per day.
Beneficiaries are community people who can fulfill one of the following criteria:
- Is household living in a disadvantaged rural area?
- Rural household who has no access to normal electricity
- Rural household who depend on kerosene or diesel generator to provide lightening
- Rural household which has at least one child at school
Other people might want to buy the solar lantern for a little bit higher cost.
|Product (S10)||Cost of technology||6.8||500||3,400|
|Custom & Clearance||612|
|Wire transfer fee||45||2||90|
|Paypal/other payment processing fee||3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount||3.30%||247|
|Kopernik 10%||In order to cover due diligence cost that Kopernik conducts||722|
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies shipped for this project.
Non-financial contribution: Distribution and Public awareness