News 2010

New batch of Sunlabob lanterns arrives in Uganda, Africa

On July 14, 2010, Sunlabob dispatched a new batch of solar lanterns to two villages in Uganda, Saazi and Bussi.

Sunlabob’s franchisee, TSSD, is currently in the process of handing out the lamps to another 20 villages.

In 2008, Sunlabob launched a south-south business initiative with Ugandan company TSSD. Now solar powered charging stations are operating in a number of remote Ugandan villages. The franchise came about thanks to a prize won at the World Bank Group's Lighting Africa Development Marketplace in 2008.

To watch a video of Sunlabob’s venture into Africa, please click here.