Robert Mutaki

Bugeywa, Kamuli, Uganda

Robert, a father of four from Uganda, bought a solar light in 2015. Robert now spends nothing on lighting and mobile phone charging “I will spend the savings on Christmas; going to buy meat and clothing for my children. I use the solar light for light and charging my two phones, and even for other members in the neighbourhood. We can stay now for a longer period of time in the evening than we used to be before we could go to sleep. [The children] use the light for revising their books. I wanted to economise and also to avoid accidents like burning from kerosene lamps. The children poured the kerosene one time and it caught fire and burnt the net and the children were almost burnt had it not been with the help of an adult who came to rescue them.”

“I will spend the savings on Christmas; going to buy meat and clothing for my children.”

Robert Mutaki
Bugeywa, Kamuli, Uganda

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