For over 1.3 billion people in the world, electricity can change everything

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World Map at Night - NASA

 

 In Africa alone, 630 million people do not have electricity

 

That’s over 1 in 2 people on the continent. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend up to 30% of the family's income on coal, batteries, kerosene, candles and gasoline to access basic energy services. Not only are these archaic energy sources expensive and inefficient, but they contain products that are harmful to the environment and make everyone sick.

But access to electricity means improved living conditions, education,  economic development and health - especially for women and kids.

 
 

The power to change everything

 
Woman cooking

Living conditions

Electricity dramatically improves the living conditions in rural households.

In Africa, the sun goes down very quickly. After 7, everything goes dark. In remote, off-grid villages, families eat in the dark and promptly go to sleep. It's not good staying up in the night anyways: you can't see snakes or scorpions coming.

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EDUCATION

Access to electricity help kids perform at school. 

Studying by a flashlight, candle or kerosene lantern is nor safe nor efficient.  Access to better light has a huge impact on children performance at school. Moreover, it has been shown that access to information on TV is beneficial to the entire family. 

Son helps his mother fetch water

Health

Toxic fumes emitted by burning traditional fuels kill more than HIV an malaria combined.

Switching to clean electricity can save over 76,000 lives weekly. Furthermore, electricity allows rural clinics to operate efficiently even at night, and free women and children from chores like walking for kilometers to fetch water.

Babaya the miller

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Lack of electricity costs Africa 4% of its GDP annually.

On the field, this translates into entrepreneurs struggling to launch and grow businesses. Entire regions are trapped in poverty because they cannot access electricity. 

 

Add your voice to change everything!

 
 

We have a solution to bring electricity to the poorest people on the planet

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We build tailor-made mini-grids and electric plants right were they are needed

 
 

The connection is free of charge. People only pay for the electricity they use.

It just works. We have done it already. In Igbérè, Benin, 3000 inhabitants have been getting electricity for over a year!

 

Here is how electricity changed their life:

 
Humans Of Igbérè - Laurentine and her daughter, Léontine

Families

Now that they get electricity, Laurentine and her family stopped buying batteries for their flashlights. Life can go on after the sun has gone down. Children can do their homework and women can take care of their homes more easily.

 
Evelyne African entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs

Evelyne's business is booming now that her village has electricity. She doubled her turnover when she bought fridges to sell ice and fresh beverages.

 
Martin the school teacher

Public services

Martin and his colleagues have started a study group at school so the students can work at night thanks to the village's electric grid. They have seen great improvement in the pupils results!

 

Laurentine, Evelyne and Martin were among 630 million Africans who do not have electricity

HElp us change more people's lives. we know how.

You can be a part of this positive change

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It only costs $70 to provide someone with the infrastructure they need to access electricity.