Cyclone Idai - keeping the solar lights on

by Kevin Kennedy in Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique

Cyclone Idai  - keeping the solar lights on
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On 17th April 2019 we successfully raised £100 with 1 supporters in 28 days

Cyclone Idai devasted our customers, washing away their crops and damaging houses. Help keep their solar systems and phone working

by Kevin Kennedy in Chimoio, Manica Province, Mozambique

Since January 2018 we have been working in the communities of central Mozambique distributing high quality solar systems to rural families at £100.  We use mobile money combined with small frequent payments to enable families to switch their never ending cash payments for kerosene, candles and battery torches and instead to  pay to own solar systems over the course of a year.  For each payment they receive a code, which activates their systems.  After 12 months the system activates permanently, and there are no more payments to be made

We currently have 1100 customers, and we were making great progress with plans to expand.  Now the Cyclone has devasted the ability of our customers to make their payments.  We have immediately offered free credit so that the systems keep working during this terrible time.  As a small company we cannot keep this up, so we are asking you to make a donation to keep the systems going

£1 pays for 3 days of power for a family.  £10 buys a month of power, and £100 buys a new system for a new family [without any further payment by them

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