- 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
Families who live in very remote areas of Wamena, Papua, have no access to electricity. Many children rely on kerosene lanterns to study at night, while health workers use flaming torches to provide emergency medical assistance, and pastors use candles to prepare for church services. These lighting options pose serious health and safety risks, and are also very expensive – as fuel must be flown in by light plane.
By connecting d.light S300 solar lights, we will provide more families with clean, safe, and sustainable light at night. The solar lights will make nights brighter for communities in ten districts of Jayawijaya, Yakuhimo and Tolikara regencies. Families will save money, as they will no longer need to buy kerosene or candles each week.
Our local partner, Yasumat, distributed 192 solar lights in this area in 2014, through the first phase of the project. We will distribute a further 204 solar lights through this second phase.
We are going to help families living in very remote highland areas of central Papua, Indonesia who have no access to electricity.
Yasumat staff will distribute the solar lights to families in very remote areas that are only accessible by light plane. Yasumat field staff will relay orders through the local radio communication network to their colleagues at Yasumat headquarters in the capital of Jayawijaya Regency, Wamena. The solar light orders will then be sent to the field by plane.
To make the lights more affordable, Yasumat will allow families to pay in six monthly instalments. Yasumat will repay the money collected from the solar light sales to Kopernik, to be reinvested in more technology for the people in the last mile.
We have reinvested Yasumat’s repayment of US$4,207 from the first phase of the project into this second phase.
Local project administration and technology distribution
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Product - d.light S300 solar light
Cost of technology
Include shipping, duty, clearance
Payment processing fee
3.3% average based on the average size of project and average donation amount
Covers due diligence, monitoring, printing & administration related costs