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Light up Burkina Faso

Let's connect d.light S10 solar lights with children in Burkina Faso. The solar lights will save families money, reduce the risk of fire, and improve indoor air quality and health.

$9,341.00
$9,341.00
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d.light S10 Solar lantern

d.light S10 has a multiple setting handle that can be adjusted as needed

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

Problem: 

In Burkina Faso, 95% of people have no access to electricity, and many are unlikely to gain access to electricity in their lifetime. Families rely on kerosene for lighting. Kerosene is expensive, and the price frequently fluctuates, making it difficult for families to afford lighting. When they can afford fuel, kerosene lanterns irritate eyes and cause respiratory problems, especially for children. Without adequate lighting, children are unable to study in the evening, perpetuating the cycle of extreme poverty.

How we can help: 

We can connect d.light S10 solar lights with children in Burkina Faso. The solar lights will save families money, reduce the risk of fire, and improve indoor air quality and health.

Who we are helping: 

The solar lights will reach school children in central and south central Burkina Faso. 

Distribution: 

We will distribute the solar lanterns through a micro-credit system. Our local partner, SOS Energie Burkina, has set up a project management committee to implement an agreement with schools to secure the credit. In collaboration with the teachers and parents association, the lanterns will be distributed to the students with repayment in instalments. Regular reports will be provided by the management committee to the local school partners.

Timeframe for implementation: 
Three months
Reaching 2520 people
Local Partner Contribution: 

Financial contribution: Cost of domestic transportation of the products from customs to the community. Non-financial contribution: Distribution and product training. 

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product
Cost of the technology, shipping, clearance, and taxes
$15.89
504
$8,009.00
Wire Transfer Fee
$45.00
2
$90.00
Paypal/other payment processing fee
3.3% average based on average project size and average donation amount
$3.30
$308.00
Kopernik 10%
In order to cover due diligence that Kopernik conducts
$934.00
TOTAL
$9,338.00
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

Location

Ouagadougou, KAD
Burkina Faso
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