Every Light Has a Story

EVERY LIGHT HAS A STORY

And you helped us create 17,410! Behind every single solar light that gets distributed in Malawi or Zambia by our teams, there is a...

PROGRAMME FUNDING MANAGER - LONDON, UK

Are you looking to achieve something big? Could you help leave no one in the dark by 2030? SolarAid has set a new ambitious strategy...

 
 
 

THE VOICES THAT MATTERS MOST

At SolarAid, we have customers rather than beneficiaries. By adopting a trade-not-aid model, we are ensuring families in rural areas...

Light changes everything

LIGHT CHANGES EVERYTHING

Nyakantingi Primary School Derrick studies at Nyakantingi primary school in Zambia. It's a rural school, miles away from the electricity...

 
 
 
Moving beyond CSR

MOVING BEYOND CSR

In my 8 years in corporate fundraising, I have seen a million different ways companies work with charities. This has been anything...

A prison in darkness

A PRISON IN DARKNESS

A small room of 32m2 at Kamwala Remand Prison in Lusaka, Zambia is the home to 56 boys aged between 10-16 years. Some boys spend up...

 
 
 
Together, we can light up Malawi this Christmas

TOGETHER, WE CAN LIGHT UP MALAWI THIS CHRISTMAS

Me, in Mandevu Village, near where I grew up A candle might mean something different to me than it does to you. I've heard stories...

The real cost of a candle in Mandevu

THE REAL COST OF A CANDLE IN MANDEVU

It was when I met 9-year-old Alinafe in Mandevu village, Malawi, that I truly understood the cost of a candle. Driven by determination...

 
 
 

TUNE IN TO OUR RADIO 4 APPEAL!

We are excited to let you know that SolarAid has been chosen by BBC Radio 4 to run an Appeal. The renowned author and columnist Matthew...

The Zambia drought: The different faces of climate change, part 3

THE ZAMBIA DROUGHT: THE DIFFERENT FACES OF CLIMATE CHANGE, PART 3

This is a series of three blogs on the drought in Zambia. Read part 1: The hunger, here. Read part 2: The vicious cycle of climate...

 
 
 
The Zambia drought: The different faces of climate change, part 2

THE ZAMBIA DROUGHT: THE DIFFERENT FACES OF CLIMATE CHANGE, PART 2

This is a series of three blogs on the drought, the next part will be published on the 8th of November. Read part 1: The hunger, here. 2/3...

The Zambia drought: The different faces of climate change, part 1

THE ZAMBIA DROUGHT: THE DIFFERENT FACES OF CLIMATE CHANGE, PART 1

This is a series of three blogs on the drought, the next part will be published on the 7th of November. 1/3 The Hunger ‘ When there...

 
 
 

PROGRAMME PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Lead on delivering grants and partnerships for SolarAid's new ambitious plans to leave no one in the dark by 2030. This new position...

SolarAid wins Energy Globe Award third year running

SOLARAID WINS ENERGY GLOBE AWARD THIRD YEAR RUNNING

We are thrilled to announce that SolarAid has won the Energy Globe National Award for Malawi! The Energy Globe Award was founded in...

 
 
 
Climate Change at the centre stage for Lake of Stars

CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE CENTRE STAGE FOR LAKE OF STARS

It's the dry season in Malawi and the roads are dusty, which means that, even though it's hot in the car, we keep the windows shut...

The ‘Buggin' Off'-team drives 10,315 miles for clean energy

THE ‘BUGGIN' OFF'-TEAM DRIVES 10,315 MILES FOR CLEAN ENERGY

We have loved following the ‘Buggin' Off' team's journey on the Mongol Rally! In 41 days, Andy, Henry and Ollie completed the race....

 
 
 
SolarAid is striking, here's why

SOLARAID IS STRIKING, HERE'S WHY

While our team in London is getting ready for the Global Climate Strike on Friday, we are also supporting teams working hard to increase...

The real cost of a candle in Mandevu

THE REAL COST OF A CANDLE IN MANDEVU

It was when I met 9-year-old Alinafe in Mandevu village, Malawi, that I truly understood the cost of a candle. Driven by determination...

 
 
 
The three reasons Solarcentury's donation means something

THE THREE REASONS SOLARCENTURY'S DONATION MEANS SOMETHING

With such high temperatures in the UK this week, it seems apt Solarcentury would make its biggest ever donation of £528,527 to SolarAid...

TIME TO TAKE RECYCLING SERIOUSLY - SOLARAID WINS SOLAR E-WASTE CHALLENGE

Often when delivering talks, in meetings or discussing our work to anyone and everyone who will listen, people say ‘can the solar lights...

 
 
 



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