Nightlight, the solar powered candle has been designed for use in rural areas and informal settlements to give light to those who need it.
Electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa is only 17%, the lowest worldwide. About 70% of South African’s are connected to grid electricity. Of the 30% remaining (about 2.5 million households) 51% lie in deep rural areas. Exacerbating this, residents in rural non-electrified areas spend more money on fuel than people living in electrified homes. People in non-electrified areas spend three to four times more money on energy than people in electrified areas