Commitment to Action

Emergency Solar Lighting for Ebola Relief Teams

Commitment by

Econet Wireless International

In 2014, Econet Wireless, a global telecommunications company with operations and investments in a dozen African markets, and its subsidiary company, Solarway, committed to provide $100,000 worth of solar power lanterns (totaling 5,000 lanterns) to support relief teams working to treat, contain and prevent the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the three worst affected countries, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The solar power lanterns will provide medical and relief workers with lighting in areas where there is limited or no access to electricity. The lanterns, which come with a solar panel, can be hung as room lights and provide up to 20 hours of light from one full charge. The lanterns also come with a port for charging all types of mobile phones to support improved communications and coordination. Econet Wireless will partner with relief agencies on the ground to ensure 5,000 solar power lanterns are delivered and distributed to frontline public health workers most in need of sustainable lighting solutions.

Share

Tabs

Overview
Summary

Commitment

Emergency Solar Lighting for Ebola Relief Teams

Launched

2014

Estimated Total Value

$100,000

Region

Africa

Countries

GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE

Commitment by

Econet Wireless International

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Solarway