Light of the World
Explain your idea in details:
The objectives is to provide people from low-income households with cheaper or affordable light energy solutions while providing them with skills and training to make a living. The idea is to refine or remanufacture the aluminum sheets used by many communities as a building material and preferred roofing material. This sheet when fitted with solar LED lights with a lifespan of 10-15years will ensure that everyone has access to light. The activities includes employing and training people in the aluminum industry while modifying this material and incorporating it with solar material. The fitted solar panels, will be connected and spread all over the sheets meant for roofing and connected to a solar LED light socket. This will ensure that people from poor people at least have less to worry about in all their daily life struggles. This solution will be sold to government providing houses for people in poor communities.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
I am targeting mostly poor communities who have no access to light at all. These are inclusive of people from rural places, people in squatter camps and those in urban areas who are struggling with the price of electricity. There are 2 ways of measuring the success of this idea. The social impact it has on people and the revenue. How will I measure social impact? There are a lot of people in need of affordable light solutions with the current energy crisis surrounding us. People living in squatter camps are willing to buy long-term light solutions. Revenue measures: customers are willing to pay for the product as per feasibility study conducted. One household can buy up to 5 solar sheets. Government is always looking for new and improved affordable energy. Sheets will be sold for government who is constantly building houses for people. Building material suppliers will also buy products relevant to their customers.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Target market: Government, communities, building material suppliers How is money made? Manufacture and sell sheets to government for RDP houses and provide affordable light energy solutions to poor people. Sell to building suppliers for those who won't wait for government and those who can afford to buy on their own. Sell to the local communities those who can not afford expensive electricity and those building new houses as roofing type. Financing sources: Investors, bank loan, government business funding institutions, private funding institution, social investors. Collaborations: Department of Housing, Department of Energy, Department of Rural Development, Electricians, Innovators, etc. This idea is sustainable and can be modified in a long-term.
I am a 26 years old young social entrepreneur with passion to improve people's lives through educational services, agricultural projects and innovative manufacturing projects. I currently run tutoring services for kids of special needs and kids from disadvantaged background. I am involved in agricultural projects helping young unemployed people with literacy and numeracy skills via agricultural projects. These help them uplift their social and economic status. I am motivated by my social entrepreneur father who is my partner. My vision is to see the world without poverty and to help those who are struggling to make ends meets to find long term ways of surviving.