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Let's connect d.light S250 solar lights with women and children in the Kamuli district of Uganda, providing cleaner, cheaper and safer light for the community.

$7,761.00
$7,761.00
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d.light S250 Solar lantern

d.light S250 provides 10 times more light than a kerosene lantern

This project has been fully funded.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Problem: 

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.

How we can help: 

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.

Who we are helping: 

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.

Distribution: 

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.

Timeframe for implementation: 
Six to twelve months
Reaching 780 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

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.

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - d.light S250
Cost of the technology (including shipping, clearance, and local duty)
$42.56
156
$6,639.00
Wire Transfer Fee
$45.00
2
$90.00
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% based on average size of project and average donation amount
$3.30
$256.00
Kopernik 10%
Covers Kopernik's due diligence and project support costs
$776.00
TOTAL
$7,762.00
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

Location

KML
Uganda
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