End Kerosene Generation – 1 milion Solar Laterns
- Year: 2011
- Award: WSA Young Innovators
- Category: Young Innovators
- Producer: Femi Oye
- Country: Nigeria
- URL: http://gosolarafrica.org/Home
Less than 20% of the entire population in Nigeria has access to electricity. Most people are poor, living with less than $2 per day. A subset of this population; about 50% are youths without any form of livelihood. An average of $30 is spent monthly on either kerosene or dangerous Candle to provide electricity at night. Most of the remote communities in northern states are without connection to the grid and to them, respiratory problem, bad eye sight and water contaminations via hazardous kerosene spillage remain an endemic battle to fight. Solar Fitila (lamp) will provide clean and safe energy to 1,000,000 students, market women and households in Lagos, Nigeria; Toxic Carbon and fire accident from kerosene burning causes death, respiratory problem, bad eye sight and water contaminations among children. This project will also teach Do It yourself (DIY) Solar micro enterprises to 25,000 entrepreneurs to enable them earn a living while help to fight global warming and create jobs for additional 10,000 youths in the communities we work.