2014 SolarAid Impact Report
Today we release our second ever Impact Report at SolarAid. The report is jam-packed with information on how we do what we do, why we do it, the impact of that, and what we’re working towards. In the last year we’ve had some great progress and we’re happy to share and celebrate the achievements to date.
This Impact Report takes a look at the year that saw us selling our millionth light in rural Africa and outlines plans for our new activities which will have an even greater impact on people living in Africa with no access to electricity.
What’s more, we’re really open about how we calculate our impact and we think you’ll be pleased to see it; the research function that was started just two years ago has now grown significantly, providing some of the most comprehensive data in the world on energy access in rural Africa. Our teams working across Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Senegal and Zambia spend each day conducting research to understand the environment we’re working in, following up with solar light users to understand how they use their lights, and making sure that all our learning is fed straight into future programme design, strategy planning, and policy work. And not just for SolarAid and SunnyMoney but for the sector as a whole, since it’s so important we’re all together on this.
You can check out our new webpages to go with our report at: www.solar-aid.org/impact
We hope you enjoy reading the report and sharing in our success. Working together means we can get that bit closer to reaching the goal of eradicating the dangerous, polluting and costly kerosene lamp from Africa, and making sure that families have access to clean, safe light.