Albertina's husband passed away, so she is raising their three children on her own – with help from two female relatives who live with her. Albertina earns her income from farming.
She used to use kerosene for lighting, spending US$3-US$4.50 each week on fuel. Now with the d.light solar lantern, she no longer has to buy kerosene. She likes the solar lantern because it can light up a whole room at night, and she can take it anywhere.
Albertina says that they keep the light on the lowest light setting until dinner is ready, and then switch it onto a brighter setting so the family can eat with the light. They keep it on a bright setting for her three children to use as they study for one to two hours at night. She says that she really values the functionality of the d.light with its multiple light settings, and how long-lasting the light is on just a single charge. Although Albertina doesn’t own a phone herself, her daughter uses the lantern to charge her mobile phone once or twice each week.