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Solar PV Appliances needed for distribution to off-grid remote villages in Nigeria

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Light Up Africa Care Foundation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The Alliance for Rural Electrification estimates that over 80% of Africa’s rural dwellers do not have access to electricity grids, that’s 550 million people in Africa without electric light. In sub-Saharan Africa 58% of the population live without electricity. Of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who rely on biomass, fuelwood, charcoal, and animal dung to meet their energy needs, indoor pollution alone claims 1.5 million lives anually. That’s 4000 deaths a day and I leave it to your imagination how many of those deaths are from Africa. Other dire consequences of the lack of electricity include health problems, water pollution, air pollution, deforestation, climate change and other socio-economic problems. IEA says that in rural sb-Saharan Africa, 465 million people are without electricity of whom 121 million live in urban centres. It is estimated that 538 million rural dwellers in Africa will be without electricity by 2030. These rural African village dwellers starting with the 76 million in Nigeria are the people we serve.

What is your project and how will it help?

Presently we distribute Solar PV lanterns to school children in rural villages without a grid connection free and buy back their kerosene/hurricane lamps as well as educating them about the hazards and dangers of using fuelwood, biomass, batteries, charcoal, animal dung etc to generate energy. These people have to live with smoke induced blindness, acute headaches, coughing and nasal problems, kerosene poisoning, fire hazards, and child death caused by air pollution of CO2 and other pollutants. They have inadequate opportunities to work and earn a decent living, lack of refridgeration to preserve medicines and food from loosing potency or spoiling, lack of electricity to power appliances and be entertained and an ability to have clean boiled water to keep diseases at bay. So we operate the following projects:
Educational Project: Donating safe, clean solar reading lamps to school children in villages
Social Development we place solar fans in village schools and health centres

Health Project: we deploy solar fridges and freezers in community health facilities for storage of drugs
Community Development: we place solar street lights in village squares and communal grounds.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

We need partners who can:
Donate items/ Solar PV appliancies that we distribute free.
Fund our projects

Please detail the resources that you need.

We need the following items on a continual basis:
Solar PV lanterns
Solar street lights
Solar fans
Solar refridgerators
Solar freezers
Solar PV modules, Inverters, Batteries atc
Solar Home Systems
Solar electric generators

Further information

Contact details

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Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel; all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Nigeria

Global issues

Energy; Environment and climate change


  • Contact details exchanged
    12 Apr 2014 09:27 GMT

    LightBySolar Global
    (For-profit organisation)

    Molly Jones says: we welcome discssion to support your organisation with our initiatives

  • Commented
    14 Mar 2016 10:35 GMT

    Thrive Solar Energy Pvt Ltd
    (For-profit organisation)

    Seema says: hi, please contact for your requirement, we are one of the leading manufactures in India and also work at Africa.


  • Contact details exchanged
    25 Sep 2017 03:19 GMT

    Lonsaf Limited UK
    (For-profit organisation)

    PRAVEN PILLAY says: SoLite Ultra BottLed intro':

    Solite Ultra BottLed which is an ingenious, patented, simple solar device that transforms any standard threaded 22mm PET (at worldwide standard for drinks and soda blow-moulded liquid containers of all sizes) bottle into a lamp - main example of PET 22mm compatibility is the Coke bottles.
    SoLite Ultra BottLed simply screws onto the threaded bottle, and this transforms to become the body of the lamp. The bottled can be filled with water create steadiness and added lumination.

    The potential variations are almost limitless!
    It is supplied with a accessory lanyard facilitating portability in hand carry, or for use as a hanging lantern, and for hanging in an ideal outside position for recharging.
    It is a fun, potable, safe and Eco-friendly light to light up ones life. It is also promoting recycling of discarded plastics bottles.

    - This also becomes a small mobile light unit.
    - No need for paraffin or fuel base lamps or candle lights that is huge fire risk in informal residential surburbs/slums/urban/rural etc
    - The solar panel when exposed for min 4 hours of sunlight will give min 4 hours of light.

    * RoofLED is the same as BottLed, supplied with lanyard for hanging.
    RoofLED can also be installed on the roof and then siliconed sealed with the solar panel on the outside having constant exposure to sunlight, you have light...

    * For Low cost housing, slums etc; this reduces the household electricity prepaid bills by 50% and also reduce other household expenses example Kerosene, candles etc and also is the ideal solution for outside roof latrines, mobile toilets etc.

    Note that I am based in London and it will be a pleasure to arrange a meeting to present Lonsaf innovations.

    Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Praven Pillay
    Managing Director
    Lonsaf Ltd
    Mob.: + 44 (0) 7889942237