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solar lights sold
people provided with safe lighting
Founded in 2010, SunnyMoney is the leading retailer of solar lights in Africa.
- Its vision is bold: it aims to eliminate unhealthy and expensive kerosene lamps from Africa.
- Its approach is unique: it sells solar lights via schools.
This vision and the educational benefits of solar lights have caught the attention of the Ministries of Education in four East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia).
These Ministries have granted SunnyMoney exclusive rights to demonstrate solar lights in schools. To-date, SunnyMoney has sold over 1 million solar lights and provided more than 3.9 million people with access to safe lighting.
indigenous Amazonian farmers with improved livelihoods
guayusa trees planted
Founded in 2009, Runa is a producer and marketer of 100% Organic, Fair Trade and Non-GMO certified "ready-to-drink" teas and energy drinks. Runa’s core ingredient is Guayusa tea (pronounced "gwhy-you-sa"), a rare leaf from the Ecuadorian Amazon that contains as much caffeine as coffee and double the antioxidants of green tea.
As a social enterprise, Runa is improving livelihoods for over 3'000 indigenous farming families in the Amazon who sustainably grow guayusa in the rainforest, and has planted in excess of 1.2 million guayusa trees. In 2015, Runa sold 4.5 million bottles and energy cans in over 10'000 stores in the US, including Whole Foods and Safeway.