The community is one of poor coffee farmers and only 10% of the households in this community have power. Especially in the rainy season it is hard to study outdoors and the houses are built without glazed windows.
The community has been fortunate to get a new secondary school which has taken in the graduating class of
235 students from the primary school. Now they must study harder. The primary school ran two shifts because of the number of children, but now the schoolchildren have to attend classes all day instead of half a day. This means the students have to do their homework at night. Since 90% of these children lives without electricity at home, doing their homework after dark is a problem. There may be kerosene lamps but they are expensive, they give off fumes and for these poor families they are not a top priority. The WakaWaka lights will enable these secondary schoolchildren to study at night and will help them and the school to make the most of this new opportunity.