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Families in rural Benin are increasingly unable to afford kerosene for lighting, due to the rising cost of kerosene in neighbouring Nigeria, the main supplier of fuel to Benin. Kerosene consumes more than one third of household income, forcing families to cut into their budget for food and other basic expenses like school fees. As families struggle to conserve fuel, students are unable to study after dark. Kerosene fumes irritate eyes and cause respitatory problems, and the black carbon produced from burning kerosene contributes to global warming.
By connecting solar lights with off-grid communities in Benin, families will gain access to clean, bright solar light at night. People will save money on kerosene, making it easier for them to afford other basic household expenses.
The solar lights will reach families living on less than US$2 a day living in rural areas without access to electricity.
Reaching Out for the Needy, our local partner, will lead the distribution of the solar lights.
Non-financial contribution: Distribution and public awareness.
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3.3% average based on average size of project and average donation amount
Covers Kopernik's due diligence and project support costs