Turaaka means "we shine" in the native language of Rukiga. Join Kigezi Women bring light to the village of Kigarama in rural Uganda and help the town shine bright! We're raising funds to install solar panels in 80 new homes. Solar panels provide clean, renewable energy to the lives of children, women, and men who often rely on kerosene lamps, which are the leading cause of fatal respiratory diseases.
A $50 donation provides a single household with sustainable solar sourced light.
In 2018, Kigezi Women launched The Solar Power Project and provided over 775+ women, children, and men with access to renewable energy. We successfully installed 129 solar panels in the homes across the village of Kakore and Nangara.
Families in the rural villages have little to no access to electricity grids and, therefore, widely use kerosene as their main source of light. However, kerosene is a volatile and toxic chemical that provides poor lighting and acutely affects people's health. Yet, kerosene continues to be a core source of illumination in countries like Uganda, which have incomplete or unreliable electricity grids.
Kigezi Women is on a mission to elevate the dignity of women in rural Uganda by increasing access to education, health, and economic mobility. We provide women with bold livelihood options to empower, building up, and support them in their journey to improve their lives, the lives of their children, and their families. Your donation to the Kigezi Women & Children Health Initiative (Kigezi Women) is tax deductible. Every dollar helps us bring forth transformational opportunities to women and children in rural Uganda.