Lighting Africa

Founding Year: 2014



Akon, Samba Bathily and Thione Niang (Founders)

The project “aims to provide electricity by solar energy in Africa.” It has operations in “14 nations, including Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Benin and Sierra Leone.” It allows nations that are “participating in the project to bypass World Bank loans to get a project started in their own nation.”



Lighting Africa contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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