Goal: $75,000


Three hundred and forty million children in Sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity. This means they can’t study after dark, are less likely to graduate, and get jobs that can help pull their families out of poverty. And that’s especially true for girls.

At Little Sun, we believe that education is one of the most empowering forces in the world. This fall, just in time for the new school year, we are on a mission to bring solar lamps to 5,000 children in rural Africa so they can learn their lessons, stay in school, and break down barriers to opportunity.

Will you give children in Sub-Saharan Africa the Power to Read and help them imagine a bright future? 

Children in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t always have easy lives. But they have big dreams. In the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to girls like Marjani from Ethiopia who dream of becoming doctors to cure people from their communities who get sick with Malaria and boys like Edige from Tanzania who want to be engineers to help bring electricity to their villages. 

The Little Sun lamp helps make these dreams come true. Every Little Sun lamp provides a student with 1,200 additional study hours after dark so they can imagine a bright future.


A simple solar light can have a big impact on a child’s life. It helps students get rid of toxic smoke from burning coal or wood for light. It saves their parents up to 20% of the household’s income – money that can be spent on food, clothes, and school supplies for their children. It makes girls walking home from school feel safer by giving them light in the dark. And it’s free: The Little Sun lamp harvests the power of the sun and stores it so that children can use it every night.


Read the stories of Nahome, Aida, Marjani, Zala, Naomi, Darweshi, and Busara who are already using the Little Sun lamp and see how solar is lightning up their lives.

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With the help of people like you, Little Sun has already enabled 58 million extra study hours for children after dark and impacted 3.2 million people with unique solar solutions. Behind each solar device is a person who once lived in darkness who now has light. A family that is less vulnerable. A student with a future full of hope.

When you support Little Sun, you help thousands of children from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Senegal by giving them the tools they need to create a bright future — for themselves, for their communities, and for Africa.