We are the Mwezi Foundation. We light up lives. We provide a hand up, not a hand out. We are a charity which provides lending libraries of solar lights to Kenyan schools so children can do their homework. We give solar light systems to orphanages to light up the homes and to schools for evening homework clubs. We enable education, we provide employment, we protect the environment. ‘Mwezi’ means ‘moon’ in Swahili. Welcome to our website.
We support education
Solar lights enable children to do their homework so they can succeed at school. A good grade at the end of primary school can make the difference between going to a good secondary school or having to finish education after Class 8 (about age 13). Our Area Manager, Dorcas, visits all the schools to distribute our lights, ensure they are being well used and managed, and replace any lights which need servicing.
We improve the environment
Solar lights reduce the need for dangerous, unhealthy expensive kerosene lights. All our Mwezi lights are fully serviceable, in our local workshop in Likoni so they are sustainable. Every part can be maintained or replaced. We guarantee our lights for two years, replacing them or repairing them if they fail.
We provide employment
In Likoni, Kenya, we employ John, our Technical Manager, who manufactures and services the lights in his workshop, and Dorcas, our Area Manager, who distributes the light libraries to schools and whole room lights to orphanages. She ensures the lights are used well and that all are serviced as needed. There are no other overheads.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
You can make a difference
We welcome any amount you can donate. You can make a one off donation or set up a monthly donation. £12.50 per month would give a light a month. Please gift aid your donation if possible so it goes even further for us and earns tax relief for you.
We are delighted that George Nash MBE has become a patron of the Mwezi Foundation. George is an Olympic rowing gold medallist. He won Olympic Gold at Rio 2016, bronze…