Light Up Aqaba, Jordan
Phase Two

Help connect solar lights to Syrian Refugees in Aqaba camp, Jordan, and ease their cost of living whilst providing clean and safe lighting.

d.light S300
Solar lantern
  • Up to 16 hours of bright light or 100 hours on the bed light setting
  • Much brighter, safer, and more efficient than a kerosene lamp
  • Two-year warranty & lifespan of 5+ years
  • Also charges mobile phones
The S300 features 4 brightness settings, providing up to 16 hours of bright light (100 hours on the bed light setting)

This project has been completed.
Thank you to all who contributed.

Challenge: 

Jordan, one of the smallest economies in the Middle East, suffers from poverty and high unemployment and has still opened its borders to a large number of refugees from the conflict in neighbouring Syria. This situation has put an additional strain on an already complicated economic situation.

People arriving as refugees have difficulty finding employment to pay for their needs. Access to electricity is one of the most important needs for refugees in Aqaba Camp as it helps them to do work or complete their daily activities at night. The refugees also need electricity to charge their mobile phones and connect with family and friends. The cost of electricity is a significant burden on the budgets of refugees.

How we can help: 

By introducing d.light S300 solar lights to the refugees in Aqaba, these lights will not only reduce household costs but also help them to stay connected with their family and friends as the light can also charge portable electronics devices, including smart phones.

Who are we working with: 

We will help people without formal refugee status who are not able to access support from local authorities. These people live in isolated rural areas, away from facilities and assistance. Our local partner, Human Relief Foundation, has been working with refugees in Aqaba Camp for many years to provide financial and in-kind support to low-income and at-risk people in Jordan.

Distribution: 

The solar lights will be distributed to refugees in Jordan who are not able to access formal assistance. Human Relief Foundation will help to distribute the solar lights.

Project timeframe: 
Six months
Reaching 1000 people
Funding Information: 

In Phase 1, HRF were able to cover the costs associated with domestic distribution of the solar lights, however in Phase 2, we will be crowdfunding to assist them to cover this costs.

Local Partner Contribution: 

Non-financial contribution: local administrative work and distribution

Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Unit AmountCost QuantityCost Amount
Product - d.light S300 solar light
Cost of technology
$19.75
200
$3,950.00
Shipping cost
Includes shipping, handling, custom and storage costs
$2,874.49
1
$2,874.49
Domestic Distribution
Includes storage venue, permits, domestic transportation and training costs
$4,389.82
1
$4,389.82
Wire transfer fee
$40.00
3
$120.00
Payment processing fee
Average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
$566.72
1
$566.72
Administration fee
Covers due diligence, monitoring, printing & administration related costs
$1,785.15
1
$1,785.15
TOTAL
$13,686.20
Fluctuations in currency exchange rates and shipping costs may change the final quantity of technologies we ship for this project.

A huge Kopernik thank you to the 101 people who pitched in $15,050.40