The Beginning: Bringing Solar Energy to Zambia
In order to provide light during darker hours, orphanages are burning kerosene lamps that give off little light and toxic fumes. Children gather around in order to read, cook, clean, and interact. With each breath, the future of Africa is moving towards illness. Most homes also utilize expensive kerosene to provide light and struggle to continually purchase what they need, meaning children go without study hours and parents lose productive time for making money.
Go Solar Group originated, as a mission group in 2008, with an interest to provide charity support to Zambian orphanages. While helping communities in Africa, Go Solar employees realized what the power of solar products could do within these off-grid communities. After rounds of donations and applying for grants, Go Solar International was formed.
Original support came in the form of donations – a few small solar arrays to help produce light in orphanages and community rooms. Now, Go Solar International is a full-fledged social enterprise helping hundreds of families apply for and repay microloans for solar products to replace their wasteful, noxious kerosene products.
The Future: Providing Clean Energy Access in Rural Uganda
How It Works
Go Solar Group provides the capital for microloans in Africa by selling residential and commercial solar systems in the US.
Go Solar International works with in-country managers to:
- source and ship affordable, warrantied solar products
- market the microloan value to female-led community groups
- provide no-interest microloans to those individuals with community backing
- educate community groups about the importance of energy independence
How You Can Help
By choosing Go Solar Group as your solar energy company, you are offering:
- a microloan that covers the initial cost of a solar array in Africa
- a Sunking Pico, a Sunking Pro2, or a Sunking Home
- a recurring microloan opportunity
- your purchase is self-sustainable and will continue to pass along a loan to a new family once the originating loan is paid off.
- a chance for consistent education
- the ability for thousands of people to save money
- an opportunity for a healthier, wealthier future