|At SunnyMoney Nairobi Office|
We begin with an early morning visit to Sunny Money, the Nairobi distributor of several inexpensive but reliable solar lights. Sunny Money has a goal of eliminating the use of kerosene in Africa for lighting by 2020. They have already sold 1 million lights in east Africa and are making major headway in Kenya.
Their website is www.sunnymoney.org .
|Loaded up with 148 solar lights and 6 water filters |
We had researched Sunny Money as our chosen distributor and various solar lights and decided for the pilot project to use the model s2 and s20 solar lights from d.light designs as well as some Sun King ECO solar lights.
|Setting up the Solar Presentation at Kyaithani|
|Lameck captivates the crowd|
|Lameck shows a multi-room solar light setup|
In addition to talking about and demonstrating the solar lights chsen for our pilot project, Sunny Money also demonstrated some more expensive solar lights including ones that could charge cellphones and even this multi-room model.
At the end of the presentation we handed out the solar lights for our pilot project to the 138 students of Kyaithani Secondary School.
|Kyaithani Secondary Students|
getting Solar lights
|Kyaithani Secondary students |
getting solar lights
|Lights for Lower Yatta Secondary|
Girls Boarding School
|138 happy students with their solar lights|
And the parents were so excited for their children as well.
|Excited and happy parents|
Then we were off to make the presentation at the new Lower Yatta Secondary Girls Boarding School.
|Solar presentation for Lower Yatta|
Secondary Girls Boarding School
|Jan presents solar lights for the girls|
|New Sawyer water filters|
Kimali and Ann
Principals at the 2 Secondary Schools
|Students love drinking potable filtered water|
First thing the next day the phone started ringing at Kyaithani Secondary School. Parents were wanting to thank the donors for the solar lights that their children had brought home. They were also asking about how these lights could be bought.
All the students had brought their lights back to school and it was great to see them all sitting outside in the sun in each student's special spot for charging.
|Lights charging at school next day|
|Bye for now. Until next trip.|
Keep watching our blog for progress reports.
Terry & Jan