Solar Health Uganda (SHU) is a Ugandan-based nonprofit organization working with local and international organizations to address entrenched energy poverty and climate change.
Local African SDG Data and Programming Experts
Data and science-driven energy and health consultancy services
Train Your Team to Identify and Address Energy Poverty
Leverage Existing Social Service Delivery Channels to Address Need
Train Field Workers on Data Collection Methodologies
Share Best Practices
Small Scale Health Clinic Solar Electrification
Solar Products Field Testing
Share learning and knowledge on un/underserved population
Energy Needs Assessment
NOTE: Consultation services are offered by
Solar Health Uganda. Let There Be Light International does not coordinate, supervise, or endorse any consultation services but may be contacted for a reference.
Mentorship for University Interns
Outreach and Awareness about Clean Energy and Climate Change
Mentorship to Women Solar Entrepreneur Group
Partnership Development and Advocacy on Energy Poverty and Climate
Solar Health Uganda is a non-profit social consultancy dedicated to promoting clean energy and sustainable living practices within Uganda.
We rely on fees from other non-profits and social enterprises to support our efforts to raise awareness and advance climate action.
Our focus is not on financial gain, but on creating a positive impact within our community and
Tracy uses her donated solar light for study during the night.
Lights 4 Literacy pilot aims at building a relationship between children and parents, promoting a reading culture, and replacing dangerous kerosene lamps with clean and safe solar lights to allow night study by the school children.
This project is a partnership of Let There Be Light International, Solar Health Uganda, and Uganda Spelling Bee also known as Enjuba.
“Working with our partners, Today our services are more important and impactful than ever''
off-grid rural Health Centers solar electrified
pico solar lights distributed to vulnerable communities
clean energy awareness outreach activities
Women solar entrepreneur groups established
organizations benefited from trainings on data collection and energy needs assessment
Solar Health Uganda is an outstanding organization that is dedicated to creating meaningful and lasting community development programs.
Their team has played an integral role in developing and executing successful solar education, outreach, and energy access initiatives throughout Uganda by collaborating closely with local stakeholders. Through their steadfast commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and on-the-ground engagement with communities, Solar Health Uganda is ideally placed to partner with NGOs, corporations, and other development organizations. I highly recommend their services.
Sarah Baird, Executive Director, Let There Be Light International.
Solar Health Uganda's consultancy services have been immensely beneficial to CESA-Uganda.
Thanks to their expert guidance, our staff has a better understanding of the benefits of solar energy, which has enabled us to integrate and promote the use of solar energy in our work, particularly in off-grid rural areas. This has not only bridged the energy gap but has also resulted in improved health outcomes and strengthened local communities through the provision of an alternative source of energy.
I highly recommend Solar Health Uganda's services to other organizations seeking to promote sustainable energy solutions.
Abu Mubiru, Executive Director, CESA-Uganda.
A midwife gives a new mom a pico solar light as she was discharging her at Kikonda Health Center one of the 8 participating clinics in the Safe Births + Healthy Homes program
“The Safe Births + Healthy Homes program, sponsored by Let There Be Light International, ensures the well-being of moms and their babies beyond the health care center.''
New moms are equipped with a light that enhances their safety and reduces indoor pollution - a significant cause of respiratory illnesses.
Solar Health Uganda is proud to promote this initiative as we strive towards a healthier and empowered community."
SOLAR CLINICS IN UGANDA
1 in 4 health clinics in Africa lacks electricity. In response to stakeholder requests, SHU and its partners identify and prioritize rural frontline clinics in need of electricity.
Since 2014, Solar Health Uganda and KACCAD have solar-electrified 79 off-grid clinics. These solar clinics' electrification has been sponsored by Let There Be Light International.
SHU is responsible for conducting all needs assessments, implementing pre/post electrification surveys, administering and overseeing the electrification projects, providing education and system manuals to clinic staff, and providing ongoing electrification support to the health staff and administrators.
International partners and supporters are invited to contact SHU to explore opportunities to solar-electrify health clinics and improve health outcomes in last-mile communities.
Lucia, a grateful recipient of a donated solar light, has found an
invaluable resource in completing her household chores. Thanks to our
partner Let There Be Light International for providing these solar lights, Lucia and her grandchild
can now enjoy their dinner without the inconvenience of darkness.
Additionally, they benefit from the smoke-free and portable qualities of
Lucia's ability to move the light around their small house
makes it an indispensable tool. It's heartwarming to witness Lucia serving
tea to her grandchild from a local kettle in the comfort and security of
their illuminated home.
Solar lights are making a positive impact in
Uganda, and we are thrilled to be a part of this essential service.
Our team is dedicated to promoting the use of solar energy in local
communities by conducting outreaches and health talks highlighting its
health and environmental benefits. Despite our efforts, we have encountered
many individuals who view solar energy as a modern luxury beyond
their reach. In particular, we have come across many families in off-grid
remote communities who are unable to afford solar lights.
We urge potential donors to consider donating through Let There Be Light International, which would enable us to provide solar lights to underprivileged households, including students, mothers, the elderly, and the handicapped. By doing so, we would be able to impact the lives of many individuals who
currently lack access to essential lighting, which can have a significant
impact on their quality of life.
We believe that every individual deserves
access to clean and sustainable energy and your contribution can help us
make this a reality for many families in need.