UK investors are bringing light to lives in rural Africa.
Invest in Energise Africa and use your money as a powerful force for social change.
If you have ever endured a power cut, you’ll know how hard it is to manage without electricity, even for a short while. But for over 130 million homes in sub-Saharan Africa, living without electricity is a reality.
Many rural villages have no access to grid electricity, so thousands of families rely on fuels like kerosene to bring them light or to cook with. As a fuel, kerosene is expensive, unreliable and the fumes are toxic. Gathering wood for fuel is a huge drain on resources for families, and they have no method to power or charge electrical items such as radios, fridges or mobile phones, that we all take for granted.
In 2015 the UN launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals to help transform global civilisation by 2030. Goal 7 specifically promotes “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”. Unfortunately, based on current levels of investment, it will take until 2080 to achieve this – 50 years past the deadline! This is where UK investors can have a big impact by using their money in innovative ways to help families access life-changing solar energy.