Arun is proud to donate and provide ongoing long term support to Solar Aid. SolarAid is the international development charity established by Solarcentury in 2006.
Solarcentury wanted to do business with a social conscience and be innovative in using solar for social good. One of their first decisions was to establish SolarAid and pledge 5% of their annual profit to its work. Solarcentury and its affiliated partners have been astounded by the global step-change their donation has triggered.
SolarAid’s goal is to eradicate the brutally expensive kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020, by getting affordable solar lamps into remote rural regions.
According to Lighting Africa, SolarAid’s trading subsidiary SunnyMoney is now the largest seller of solar lights on the continent, selling 30% of all solar lights in Kenya and 70% in Tanzania.
Locking millions into poverty, toxic and dangerous kerosene lamps give poor quality light and pose a frightening health risk. By contrast, a $10 solar lamp pays back in a month, unlocking vital money for health, education and farming – and beaming out clean, free light for years.
Arun Constructions Services is proud to support SolarCentury and SolarAid in this staggering endeavour. Solarcentury gives of their time as well as their profits. And in return, SolarAid gives them (and Arun) an endlessly renewable sense of purpose.
Turn on the lights for SolarAid!
Buy a solar lamp and make your own contribution to this worthy cause.
How about an alternative gift? Solar lamps; very handy around the house, camping with the kids, or on the hop!
Each light you buy will:
- get two more lights into rural Africa
- help two families out of poverty
- eradicate three deadly kerosene lamps from homes.
We are delighted to have made a year end contribution of £2324.00 to the Solar Aid charity.