Energy is an important basis for prosperity and social development. More than 600 million people in Africa do not have access to a reliable power supply and therefore rely on candles, kerosene lamps or diesel generators: expensive, unreliable and harmful solutions.
We promote the spread of solar energy. Because it is reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly. And it easily meets the energy needs of households, schools, health stations or businesses.
We promote local solar crafts. Small and medium-sized enterprises are the main forces for poverty reduction and job creation. That’s why we always use donor-funded projects to support local solar companies.
A dual approach that has been proven since 2003.
We use solar energy:
- In schools
- On village development
- To improve the harvest
- For better health care
- In small and medium-sized enterprises
We promote the local solar trade:
- We train
- We grant micro-credits
- We support young entrepreneurs
- We create jobs
- We alleviate poverty