Spreading the word – Little Sun

A very dear friend of mine is doing an amazing job!

This is her story/idea…spread the word!

My name is Susanne. I am working on a project that aims to bring affordable, solar-powered light to rural areas and townships with no or very poor access to the electrical grid. At the heart of this project is a beautiful and portable, solar-powered lamp in the shape of a hand-sized sun, called Little Sun, developed by artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen.

Little Sun
  • provides light for children to study and read
  • replaces unhealthy/costly kerosene lamps
  • increases commerce by allowing stores to remain open after dark
Little Sun is also great for camping and outages or to light up your terrace. Kids love them!
The Little Sun project was launched in July 2012 at London’s Tate Modern and currently has distribution in Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Senegal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
You can support the project by

  1. Buying a Little Sun for R120.
  2. Giving your helpers/nannies or gardeners the opportunity to sell Little Suns in their communities and thereby providing them with an additional income (about R35 per lamp sold). Send me an email or call me if you are interested.
  3. Spreading the word and forwarding this email to friends and acquaintances.
Many thanks for your support!
Susanne Ewenstein
PS: The lamp is also available at Stevenson Gallery , 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein.

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