Today’s Ray of Sunshine comes from Choma district in Zambia.
Margret Bweupe is a school manager with three children. She bought a Greenlight Planet SunKing Pro from the SunnyMoney school team in March 2013. SolarAid’s research team followed up with her in November 2013 to find out how she is getting on with the light.
“We use [the light] when we have a power cut or blackout. I also use it in my bedroom because I prefer the solar light to electricity. Also, when there is a power cut, my children and I use it for studying and preparing for the next day. Once you buy the solar light there are no other expenses on lighting.”
In fact, Margret now saves $2.30 a month on lighting and uses this to buy food for her baby. The children now study for an extra hour each evening, “because the light is bright and there are no fears of burning the house.”
When asked to rate her satisfaction with the light, Margret rated it 5 out of 5 (very satisfied) because, “the light is bright enough and it has no effects to our health.”
Margret has recommended her solar light to 10 of her friends.