No Electricity Access for
More than 90% of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo has the third largest off-grid community in Sub-Saharan Africa with 68 million people!
Only 9% of the country’s 75 million person population having reliable access to the electricity. In rural regions at most 1% of the population have electricity access.
Congolese families spend $2.7 billion each year on kerosene for lighting
This is 10% of their income for dim lighting that produces toxic fumes that are like smoking two packs of cigarettes per day!
An average rural Congolese home spends more than $20 on lighting and phone charging at small diesel generator shops each month