People of Mandevu Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mwase in Kasungu will have the chance of using low-cost solar powered lighting with support from Sunny Money Project.
Sunny Money chief executive officer John Kean said they want more Malawians to have access to sustainable energy.
“We observed that many people are struggling to access reliable energy; hence, the initiative. We decided to pilot the project here so that people who are not connected to the national grid should also have electricity in their homes,” he said.
Traditional Authority Mwase could not hide his excitement, saying the project will reduce illiteracy levels since children will be able to study at night.
One of the beneficiaries of the project, Donald Majamanda, said he will save money as he used to buy candles every day.
Under the project, which started in 2008, community members will get solar lamps from Sunny Money centres in villages where they will be charged between K50 a day and K4 000 a month depending on the solar lamps.
The project, implemented by Solar Aid from the United Kingdom, seeks to eliminate poverty, illiteracy and combating climate change in the country. About 200 households are expected to benefit in its pilot phase.