Founded in 1997 for purposes of providing light to one orphanage in Hoima, Uganda.
Over 2550 installations in 7 countries: schools, villages, health clinics, orphanages, churches, and villages.
Annual Youth Mission program provides cross-cultural partnership each summer, impacting over 200 youth from the US and Africa since 1999.
Village electrification program providing light and electricity to more than 300 families since 2005.
Successful mission partnerships in Liberia and Tanzania promoting electrification and education.
Industrial-scale clean water provision at 3 large hospitals and 1 orphanage in Uganda, positively impacting the health of thousands in surrounding communities.
Since 1997, SLA has worked in collaboration with the people of East Africa to educate them on the installation and maintenance of the systems installed, to ensure long term usage and greater social and economic benefit. The organization has completed the electrification of over 2550 public facilities, including orphanages, schools, and health clinics; each solar electrification system includes 6-lights, switches, an electrical outlet, and battery backup.
In order to bring the benefits of solar energy closer to families, SLA electrified its first village in 2005 with two additional villages electrified in 2006 and one village in 2007. The village electrification program provides the installation of a 1-light system with all components and battery backup for 100 homes per village. In addition to electrification, SLA has completed water projects for three clinics and an orphanage. Water projects typically include solar powered pumping systems, a water collection tank with piping, and solar powered germicidal irradiation to kill bacteria. The availability of clean purified drinking water is essential in the fight against disease.