In Zambia, 90% of people living in rural areas live below the international extreme poverty line, on less than $1.25 per day.
In rural households around 89% of the households do not have access to electricity. They use kerosene or paraffin lamps and candles to light their homes. But these are dim, low-quality sources of light. They emit toxic fumes that cause respiratory illnesses, they are a fire risk, and they contribute to climate change.