Every year people die and thousands are left homeless in the townships of South Africa as a result of raging fires sweeping through the houses of families. These fires are mostly started by candles or kerosene lamps, used to provide light, falling over.
We want to offer an alternative by providing as many households as possible with clean solar powered lighting and mobile phone charging devices. Every $120 will provide power to 1 household for 4 years until the battery needs to be replaced.
This will reduce the danger of shack fires and provide good lighting for children who need to do home work or people needing to study.
In 2011, 151 were reported to have been killed in shack fires in Cape Town. It was reported that in 2014, 2,090 people burned to death in the Gauteng province, "many of them in shack fires that sweep through informal settlements"