Give the gift of light to communities in Timor-Leste.
Help shine light onto dark nights in remote communities. Timor-Leste is one of the poorest countries in the region. Only 70% of the population have access to mains electricity and communities in remote areas are not expected to have mains electricity for at least the next 15 years. These communities are often small, dispersed and financially poor.
Since 2003, Renew volunteers and local partners have been installing small, inexpensive solar power systems that provide lighting for off-grid households as well as community centres, orphanages, schools and hospitals in remote rural villages.
Local technicians are trained to install, repair, and maintain the solar systems. To date, nearly 200 local technicians have been trained in villages.
Renew does not have a physical presence in Timor-Leste, and it is our aim to empower local organisations and people to manage their systems into the future without us. Through investing in skills development and local partnerships, we are transferring knowledge and power to Timorese people.
Some of our first installations are now in need of repair or replacement. A gift of a battery bank for a school or health clinic will benefit the entire community for years to come.
All donations over $2 to the Renew’s Renewable Energy Development Fund are tax deductible. Thank you for your generous support.