That's why every purchase supports solar energy and gender equality in rural Africa.

  • Fight climate change
  • Reduce harmful emissions
  • Empower women entrepreneurs

10% of profits go to bringing solar energy and clean cookstoves to communities in rural Africa.

We donate 10% of profits to Solar Sister, a social enterprise that trains women as solar energy entrepreneurs across Africa. 75% of people in rural sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to electricity and rely on dirty kerosene lamps and polluting open fires. The solar sister entrepreneurs supply a variety of solar energy products and clean cookstoves to their communities, reducing harmful emissions that disproportionately affect women and children, as well as the climate. They earn a living wage and become role models in their communities, promoting gender equality. Solar Sister has provided over 1.6 million people with clean energy, saved over 600,000 tonnes of CO2, and empowered over 3500 women entrepreneurs to become leaders in their communities.

Every purchase contributes to eight of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals!

Solar lights help families save $70/year on kerosene, work 1.8 hours longer per day, and save 1.45 hours/week travelling to buy kerosene.
Repeated exposure to kerosene fumes can pose significant health risks, especially for children studying next to kerosene lamps.
Solar lights allow students to study after dark. Over 90% of parents reported improvement in their children’s academic performance thanks to solar light.
Solar Sister employs women in Sub-Saharan Africa, one of the world’s most gender-unequal regions, largely due to financial inequality. Women are also disproportionately affected by fumes from kerosene lamps and cookstoves while doing household chores.
Solar lamps provide a clean energy alternative to dirty and harmful kerosene fumes while saving families $70/year.
Solar Sister employs local entrepreneurs to sell solar products. Additionally, solar lights allows people to work for longer hours, boosting their weekly income by $7-13 USD.
Reducing energy poverty is a critical step towards reducing time poverty and income inequality. With access to solar energy, women can waste less time travelling to buy fuel, and families can put the money they save on kerosene towards investing in a better future.
Kerosene lamps emit black carbon, a greenhouse gas 460-1500x more potent than CO2. A single kerosene lamp emits 15,550kg of CO2eq over its lifetime.

All facts in the boxes above are sourced from this impact report on Solar Sister, unless otherwise specified.

To learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals, click here.


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