Freedom to study at home

Freedom to study at home

September 9th, 2014


This is the third in a series of posts highlighting the experiences of some of our customers after purchasing EGG-energy solar home systems.


Teddy, left, with EGG summer intern Debora, standing under an outdoor security light

Teddy, left, with EGG summer intern Debora, standing under an outdoor security light

Thomas, a soldier in the Tanzanian army, decided to buy an EGG solar home system six months ago. When visiting his house in the more rural outskirts of Dar es Salaam, you are immediately overwhelmed by a warm and lively atmosphere: not only can you hear the sound of TV’s musical shows echoing, but you can also enjoy the bright smile of his 23-year-old daughter Teddy.


Teddy works very hard: she manages to earn a decent salary working at a call center, while taking classes at a nearby university. But before the EGG solar home system was installed at her home, finding time to study was much more challenging. Since her home had no lights and was pitch black after nightfall, Teddy had to stay at her office, sometimes until very late at night, in order to study. But now, thanks to the six lights powered by her family’s solar system, Teddy is able to study at home instead of staying late at the office and being forced to make the long journey back home well after dark.

Thomas and Teddy's home with EGG solar panel

Thomas and Teddy’s home with EGG solar panel

Before EGG, Teddy’s family only had battery-powered torches to use after dark. The batteries wore out quickly and had to be replaced at least every week. With their solar panel powering long-lasting LED lights, the family no longer has to spend time and money each week to replace torch batteries. They are also able to watch TV and charge mobile phones at their convenience.

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