Give the gift of light to families 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.
Installing a single bulb can allow children to study thereby improving their educational potential. Renewable technologies operate off the grid, suitable for remote locations while reducing the demand for diesel fuel and other scarce (and expensive) resources.
We need financial support from people like you to roll out solar lighting to other remote communities in Timor-Leste, and to repair and maintain systems that are already in place.
All donations of $2 or more to Renew’s Renewable Energy Development Fund are fully tax-deductible and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.