Sinabung Emergency Response

Help families affected by the Sinabung volcanic eruption in North Sumatra, Indonesia, by connecting them with solar lights that provide a safe, bright source of light.

d.light A2
Solar Lantern
  • Most affordable solar lantern
  • Provide up tp 4 hours of bright light after a full charge
  • Equipped with integrated solar panel
d.light A2, the most affordable quality solar lantern

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


Families in Berastepu Village, North Sumatra were affected by the Sinabung volcanic eruption. Mount Sinabung, which has been on alert since 2015 (Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management, BNPB), erupted again on 2 August 2017. Ash plumes rose four kilometres into the air creating a dangerous situation in surrounding areas. While families were evacuated in the immediate aftermath of the emergency, they are now keen to return to their farmlands, despite the danger, as farming is their only source of income.

How we can help: 

By connecting d.light A2 solar lights with families affected by the volcano we can provide a safe source of light to them when they return to their unelectrified villages. An A2 d.light solar light can provide more than four hours of bright light when fully charged, replacing dangerous alternative sources of light such as kerosene lamps.

Who are we working with: 

We will help families living in Berastepu Village, North Sumatra, Indonesia with the help of our local partner, Barisan Pemuda Karo. Barisan Pemuda Karo is a local organization operating in the affected area and they are ready to distribute the solar lights to these families immediately.


The lights are being distributed in response to a natural disaster and will therefore be distributed by Kopernik in partnership with Barisan Pemuda Karo for free.

Project timeframe: 
Two months
Location :
Reaching 1500 people
Project Costs: 
Cost TypeCost DescriptionCost Amount
Project Implementation & Technology
Costs associated with project coordination and the technology
Monitoring & Evaluation
Costs associated with data collection and analysis
Administration Fee
Cost of transferring payments internationally, processing online donations (5%) and a contribution to Kopernik's operational costs (10%)
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 people who pitched in $2,505.00