Meet the mothers of Angaradebou in Benin Africa.

Bringing electricity to remote, disenfranchised communities helps improve the quality of life in many ways. Here are just a few:

New Video! The Benin Village of Dadi Welcomes Clean Water

SELF has begun its project to provide 24 solar-pump water stations to villages in the Kalalé District of Benin. No matter how much testing has been done beforehand, it is always a little stressful waiting to see if the new well is going to have enough water pressure to meet the dema...

SELF Executive Director Featured in the Global Citizen

SELF Executive Director Bob Freling was recently interviewed by Global Citizen writer, Brandon Wiggins, about the need to bring clean, affordable  solar electricity to the world’s most vulnerable communities that have little hope of ever getting connected to the grid.  Few people understand...

Converting Cans and Bottles to Electricity

One of the pleasures of working at SELF is getting to know our diverse group of supporters.  Most are adults, but there also some remarkable kids like 12-year-old Declan, a home schooler from Oregon.  Encouraged by his parents, Rafael and Michelle, he is an avid volunteer within his local commu...

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Since 1990, SELF has completed projects in more than 25 countries and pioneered unique applications of solar power such as for drip irrigation in Benin, health care in Haiti, telemedicine in the Amazon rain forest, online learning in South Africa and microenterprise development in Nigeria.

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