Test 3 – Tanzania 1639 Solar lamps



Funded by: E.ON Sverige in March 2015


Mwanza is one of Tanzania's 30 administrative regions which has a population of just about 2,772,509. The neighbouring regions are Kagera and Geita to the west, Shinyanga to the south, Mara to the east and Lake Victoria borders the region's north frontier. The main source of light is kerosene, sometimes replaced by firewood/candles. For cooking the households almost exclusively use charcoal and firewood (hence a high rate of deforestation in the area). The price of kerosene is high. The lack of access to light is quoted by the parents and teachers as one of the biggest hindrances in student performance and it’s very hard to study at home, so they study only at school during the day.

GIVEWATTS bring access to clean energy products as solar lamps and efficient stoves. GIVEWATTS process has been developed into a process where the initial funding starts the distribution wheel. Our aim is to keep a balance between business efficiency and impact. 

With the project E-ON together with GIVEWATTS takes the first step to bring clean energy solutions to households in rural Tanzania.
— Michael Persson, Country Manager E-ON

Impact Follow Up

Project started in March 2015

Every project is monitored every 6th month over a 24 month period




Money Savings


People Reached

Access to clean energy products

Distribution Results vs. Goal

Michael Wayiaki - Project Manager

Michael Wayiaki - Project Manager