Sun24: A Non-profit Distributing Solar Lights in Africa

We would like to introduce you to Sun24, a nonprofit group that works with Catholic dioceses in Africa, distributing solar lights to families without electricity.

The Church distributes the lights to parish priests and catechists to sell to families without electricity.  The sell at market price so as to not distort the market.  They use the funds to buy more lights for sale.  In essence, the donation of solar lights is seed capital to allow the Church to start and grow this project. 

The Church has unparalleled infrastructure for last-mile distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.  And it has the missions of helping the poor and protecting the planet.

1.2 billion people live without electricity.  600 million in sub-Saharan Africa.  Most use filthy kerosene lamps that are unhealthy (lung disease), dangerous (fires), expensive (kerosene) and greatly contribute to climate change.  Each solar light cost $5-6.  But each light replaces one kerosene lamp and saves the family more than $100 over the three-year life of the light.

To-date, Sun24 have donated over 250,000 solar lights to the Church in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Guatemala.

Watch this YouTube video to learn more about Sun24 Solar Lights in Africa.