$10 Well Spent

Light Up a Girl�s Life

Light Up a Girl’s Life

Got a light? The answer in much of the developing world is "no"—and with no electricity available, residents have to turn to expensive and unhealthy kerosene for illumination. But Solar Sister is working to change that. The nonprofit helps rural African women become entrepreneurs by providing them with clean energy alternatives, such as solar panels, to sell to their community. One success story: Zuura (above), from Ghana, who earned enough money to put herself through nursing school. Your $10 buys a light to donate through a schools initiative, meaning a motivated student can keep studying long after the sun goes down. Donate here.