We have come a long way,
but still 1,2 billion people lack of access to electricity
When we talk about impact, we talk about what we want to influence and improve. It means more than looking at the financial result, it is about creating an opportunity for people to get a better life. GIVEWATTS follows up and measure specified impacts to create a greater understanding of the processes involved.
Monetary Savings, TUSD
Kerosene Savings, Liters
Increased Study Time, Hours
Time Savings for Women and Girls from Fetching Firewood, Hours
Saved Greenhouse Gases, tCO2 ER
Every product we distribute impacts 5 people, an estimation of no of people in rural households in Kenya and Tanzania. When combining rural and urban households the official statistical figure is slightly lower.
There are several potential monetary savings a household can make if they invest in clean, affordable and modern energy solutions. Depending on the solution/s, you will find potential savings according to one or several of below:
[Liters of kerosene saved per lamp x Price of 1 Liter of kerosene (USD)] - Solar lamps replace kerosene consumption and help households to save on fuel expenditure
[Mobile phone charging costs x Number of charges per year (USD)] - If solar lamps allow charging of mobile phones at home, they will reduce expenditures for charging mobile phones at a small business.
[Fuel savings in kg x Fuel price per kg (USD)] - Efficient cook stoves reduce fuel (charcoal) expenditure by 50%
Using extensive calculation on emission reductions (ER).
Solar lamps provide bright light that enables pupils to study longer after dark. According to Overseas Development Institute (2016), p.15, study time increases by 32%, or 1 hour per day, with a solar lamp in the household.