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Solar Power Provider d.light Secures USD 3.4 M Grant
Solar Power Provider d.light Secures USD 3.4 M Grant

d.light, a provider of household products and affordable financing for low-income households, has received a USD 3,4 M grant provided by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), an entity composed of business associations, companies, and public sector agencies and Energising Development (EnDev), an international collaboration facilitated by the governments of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland to improve social, economic, and environmental conditions by offering access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy sources.

D.light is currently implementing a project that delivers subsidized solar home systems to refugees displaced by conflicts in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, now residing in camps across Northern and Western Uganda. This effort is part of a broader campaign to distribute 23,000 solar home systems. The company will use the grant to provide access to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy for delivering social, economic, and environmental change.

d.light provides customers with a broad portfolio of sustainable solutions, ranging from portable solar lanterns to financed solar home systems and related aspirational products, such as smartphones and televisions. It offers kits ranging from solar lanterns to solar home systems, capable of powering several LED light bulbs, mobile phones, radios, and small televisions.