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Many families across Uganda use kerosene lamps for light during the evenings. Not only is this bad for their health, with the fumes causing respiratory conditions, but it’s also very environmentally damaging. Kerosene emits large amounts of black carbon, which is 700 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.
Kerosene use creates further problems: Families living in poverty struggle to pay for fuel. And an open flame in a thatched or wooden hut is an obvious fire risk. In addition, limited light in the evenings isn’t just an inconvenience. It reduces children’s ability to study, further disadvantaging vulnerable children.
This is where solar lamps come in! Donating a solar lamp as an alternative gift is good for the environment and good for the health of a family, provides unlimited cost-free light and helps children learn well at home. As an additional bonus, just 20 of these lamps will offset a year of flights for our UK team. Their essential visits to partners across the world will become carbon neutral. You just can’t get better than that.
The solar lamps are purchased and supplied by our Ugandan team to the families most in need, in Kampala, Rukungiri and Soroti. Your donation also covers the cost of transport and delivery within Uganda, and postage and packing in the UK.
We’ll send you a postcard with space to write a message to the person to whom you are giving the gift. The accompanying leaflet explains the simple power of a solar lamp for a family in Uganda.
Give a little light this Christmas!