New Ways

Donate £20 to Give the Gift of a Solar Lamp to a Student in Malawi

In Malawi only 11% of people have access to electricity, probably the greatest development problem that exists. Unlike other developing nations where electrification is happening, Africa remains the continent of the blackout. A solar lamps costs £20.
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We all have that person in our lives who is impossible to buy gifts for, right?

The dad who already has everything - he's got you, after all! Or the mum who says all she wants is for you to be happy. The sister who doesn't need her own stuff when she can borrow yours! And what about the brother who already has enough socks? Then there's the great aunt who doesn't agree with all that consumerism, the teacher who already gets 23 bars of chocolate, and the neighbour who you're not entirely sure what they might like.

That's where alternative gifts come in: instead, you buy them the gift of giving. From as little as £5, you can now purchase gifts for all those hard-to-buy-for friends and family that will not only bring a joyful smile to their faces, but can also make a huge difference to the lives of those less fortunate.

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£20 will provide a solar lamp for a student in Malawi to make it easier for them to finish their schoolwork when it would otherwise be too dark.

In Malawi, only 11% of people have access to electricity, probably the greatest development problem that exists. Unlike other developing nations where electrification is taking place, Africa remains the continent of the blackout. This limits all activities during the evening and night-time - children cant study and adults cant easily and safely move around. Access to solar lamps can significantly contribute to change this situation and substantially improve the lives of all members of a family. Specifically offered to school children during their last 2 years of primary school and those in secondary school, these lights also allow them to study during the darkest evenings.

Your gift lights up a room of 10 sq m, and could even help to charge a mobile phone. The kids love them!

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