Powah: A Social Enterprise Making Impact in Uganda

Powah: A Social Enterprise Making Impact in Uganda

Education

Kampala

22,000 Raised

of UGX 40,000,000 Goal

0% Funded
35 Days Left

This campaign started on Jan. 1, 2018 and will close on Feb. 28, 2018.

Powah is a last mile distribution and community development company with a mission to provide access to education, health, and clean energy resources in the communities in which it serves. Powah has launched a campaign dubbed 'PowahAll' with an aim to provide clean energy access in under served communities. 

Our first 'PowahAll' community is Bidi Bidi Refugee settlement in northern Uganda. Bidi Bidi sees close to 300,000 refugees that have fled war from South Sudan. Of those 300,000 refugees, 64% are children under the age of 18 years of age, living in spaces without any forms of power. 

The lack of basic lighting infrastructure has led to slower education absorption, security issues, dangerous animal bites, eye strain and smoke inhalation, and rapid deforestation. Our goal at Powah is to eradicate harmful alternatives for energy and solve the issues dealt when power is inaccessible. 

Thus, we have set a pilot goal to provide 1000 solar lights for school children in Bidi Bidi Refugee settlement. In order to do this, we need the assistance of individuals, companies, and government to change the course of these preventable problems.  At just 30,000 ugx or $8 you can provide a light in someone's life today, provide any amount and help us grow Powah's vision. Our distributed solar lights are approved  Lighting Global and Power Africa solar lights, that are not only clean energy, but brighter than the alternative, kerosene. Further, we have also partnered with UNHCR Uganda to monitor and evaluate the impact made from those 1000 lights, giving needed research into the need for solar energy for communities. 

Please join us and Powah All!

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