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Lack of electricity creates tremendous hardship for rural communities in Uganda. Using candle lights, known as tadooba in Uganda, is costly and poses a big fire risk in grass-thatched houses.
We will connect d.light S250 solar lights with women and students in the Kamuli district of Uganda, providing cleaner, cheaper and safer light for the community.
We will focus on reaching school chidren and women heads of households, particularly widows, single mothers, and the elderly, in Buwanume and Kamuli Sabawali parishes in the Nabwigulu sub-county of Kamuli district.
The school will provide solar lights for free to school children who are living in dormitories while they are separated from their parents. The students will have the option of buying the lights when they graduate or leave the school, and their parents will be able to buy solar lights to use at home. Households may also lease the lights, with the option to pay in instalments.
Financial contribution: Domestic transportation of the products from customs to the community.
Non-financial contribution: Field officers to distribute the products; training for the community on how to use the lights.
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Product - d.light S250
Cost of the technology (including shipping, clearance, and local duty)
Wire Transfer Fee
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% based on average size of project and average donation amount
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