This is just a fantastic idea and one we’re happy to be associated with. My wish now is to get solar kits to each of our hosts, as well as the ArrowWeb Community Hospital, currently supported as an online-managed NABUUR village.

As written on Solar-Aid’s website, here’s a few things you might not know:

  1. The
    earth receives more energy from the sun in just one hour than the world
    uses in a whole year.
  2. Two billion people in the world
    have no access to electricity.
  3. Building a small solar charger for a radio can
    cost around £5 and can sell for three times the price in Africa .. Solar Aid help to set up small solar
    businesses so people can earn a living.
  4. Most
    rural poor in Africa use kerosene lamps, which are heavily polluting in
    CO2 and bad for their health, but a solar lamp would be cheaper and
    better for the environment.
  5. Solar panels are guaranteed typically for 25 years and have a life expectancy of at least 50 years.
  6. Africa has the
    lowest fossil energy use of any world region, yet the continent is the
    most vulnerable to climate change. Signs of a changing climate have
    already emerged there: disease and melting glaciers in the mountains,
    rising temperatures in drought-prone areas, and sea-level rise and
    coral bleaching along the coastlines.
  7. Respiratory diseases
    caused by toxic smoke from cooking fires kill 1.5 million women and
    children each year. Yet a solar cooker, which is much safer, can be
    easily built from cardboard and waste reflective material.

Visit the website for further info.