About 80% of homes in South Africa now have access to electricity, but power cuts are still common – especially in rural areas.
Up to 40% of South Africans still use kerosene regularly for heating, lighting and cooking – which is a highly-flammable and toxic fuel. While some rely on torches with expensive batteries for emergency lighting.
Now a new generation of cheap, high-performing solar lights can provide clean, safe lighting and phone charging. These lights cost relatively little, last over five years and require no specialist installation or maintenance.
Thuso is launching a new appeal to provide lamps to the children and families we support at Thuto Lesedi and Lobethal schools – because children without light can’t study! We also hope to explore the possibility of a revolving fund to get lights to more people.
Help us bring solar lamps to South Africa!
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