ROTARY SOLAR LIGHTS

How it Works

THE PRODUCT

We offer a unique, affordable, lightweight & robust solar light that is easy to use, hard to break and gives 8 hours of light per charge. It has two brightness settings and a unique clipping capability which allows the lights to be clipped together for greater lighting capability. A panel of lights can have a broader use.

THE BENEFITS

  • New Dimension - Provide lights to the half billion that don’t have any lights at all.
  • Reduce poverty – By replacing existing kerosene lamps which reduces costs dramatically.
  • Increase Health - Reduces the harmful effect of the fumes from kerosene.
  • Prevent Fire Hazards – Less fire in the home means fewer accidents.
  • Enable students – Gives greater opportunity for study at night.
  • Educate People - In business processes
  • Empower Women - creating greater gender equality and opportunities for women.
  • Empower Communities - By enabling them to run their own Micro- Businesses.
  • Low Cost - $12 per light (Plus freight).
  • Cost Neutral to Rotary Clubs

FACTS

  • One quarter of the world’s population live without grid-connected electricity.
  • The World Bank estimates that 780 million women and children are breathing toxin- laden kerosene fumes, which is the equivalent of smoking two packets of cigarettes per day.
  • Kerosene lighting costs up to one third of the household income in many developing countries.
  • Kerosene lamps are the leading cause of household fires in developing countries.
  • Kerosene emits 2.76 kilograms of CO2 per litre burned.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions: 9x9x2.5 cm, 140gms packaged
  • 3000 lights shipped per cubic metre
  • 6 LEDs produce 16 lumens; 12 LEDs produce 32 lumens
  • Robust triple function push button (off, half light & full light)
  • Replaceable batteries
  • Strong clip-together system to form a panel of lights
  • Lifespan - 2 years
  • Eight hours in sunlight will produce eight hours of light
SET UP A MICRO-BUSINESS OR RAISE MONEY AND SUPPLY THE LIGHT TO AREAS OF NEED

By establishing a micro-business environment we educate the people to learn to save, learn to work for their own benefits and develop and sustainable existence. They learn to manage their money and reap benefits.

HOW A MICRO BUSINESS WORKS
  • Established a person or group of people willing to trade/sell the light They promote the Solar Light and establish a demand for the product.
  • They then sell lights to the public by either a single payment or by establishing a “hire-purchase” arrangement.
  • The club takes a small margin as profit to create the business.
  • If hire-purchase is used a funding capability would need to be established through the Rotary club.
  • This could start quite small and enlarge as confidence grows.
  • There is a definable risk at this point.
  • A combination of single payment and hire-purchase alleviates some of the risk.
  • To establish the business some seed funding may be necessary.
  • Also to establish interest some lights may need to be donated to the pods.
CURRENT SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS
  • RSL sells the lights to other Rotary Clubs, and they work with their own programs
  • Rotary Clubs take the lights and supply them to areas and countries of need.
  • It is a wonderful and rewarding to see the success of the lights around the work, as we work together
Example: Rotary Solar Lights in school in Fiji have help to increase the number of attendees

"SHARE THE LIGHT”

Buy some lights - Donate on Line - Join in and together we can light up the world.

By participating in this wonderful enterprise we help people learn, develop and grow healthier.
We create a sharing capability by each helping the micro-business grow which will, in turn, create other business opportunities.

CONTACT

For any further information please contact:

Past President Pam Boler
Rotary Club of Sutherland, District 9675
PO Box 265, Sutherland NSW 1499 Australia
Email:  pamboler5@gmail.com
Club Mobile: (Int) +61 499 160 844 or (Aust) 0499 160 844