How we measure our work
Project Nova has distributed over 2,500 solar lightbulbs in the last year to villages outside of Kinshasa, DRC. This has enhanced children’s development through night-time education, increased safety and security for families, and improved the quality of life for those living in these communities. Project Nova continues to expand this mission to deliver solar lighting to villages and hopes to make a long lasting impact for generations to come.
Below is a snapshot of our cumulative impact since 2021.
LED lighting designed to run up to 8 hours per charge
Toothbrushes, Paste, Soap, Feminine hygiene, razors, etc.
Books, Stationary, Logo, puzzles & other cognitive development toys
Why the Congo?
The Democratic Republic of Congo is the richest country in the world in terms of natural resources. The DR Congo is blessed with abundance of gold, petroleum, diamond, coal, timber, tin, manganese, uranium, copper, cobalt, tantalum, zinc, silver, and hydro-power. In fact, DR Congo's untapped deposits are estimated to be more than 24 trillion US dollars. However, despite the abundance of both natural and human resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo remains one of the poorest countries in the world today with at least 50% of its population living below the international poverty line. (Source)
Why Solar Lights?
The Democratic Republic of Congo has a literacy rate of about 67% for the entire population with the female literacy rate hovering around 57%. In other words, just about 57% of the total female population above the age 15 can read and write in DR Congo today. This literacy rate drops sharply in some rural and sub-urban communities across the country. (source)