GLOW allows solar solutions to become accessible to rural communities around the world.
All of our projects vary slightly depending on the region, the resources, and the people who we’re working with. However, we maintain the singular focus of sustainability throughout each and every country.
GLOW does not participate in any purely donation-based work, as we do not believe in the longterm benefits of "hand outs."
We work together with our local solar partners and recipients to create efficient projects, which last based on strong customer and technical support systems.
GLOW distributes a variety of solar products using numerous micro-loan payback models.
These methods directly benefit each household by spreading awareness of financial planning, building credit, and providing valuable assets (the solar technology of their choice) to people in remote areas.
GLOW also funds Solar Centers in more rural areas so that people can buy, rent, or finance a variety of solar products.
These Centers create jobs, provide technician training, and also give back to existing community projects and needs.
GLOW only partners with in-country solar distributors in an effort to support the local economy and growth.
We believe in creating sustainable projects.
Part of our mission is not only to provide clean, green, and limitless light for all people, but to also spread financial planning and awareness, as well.
GLOW's Pay-It-Forward model requires each recipient to pay back the total cost of their light (suggested 6 month period) in order for another community member to have the same opportunity to then buy a light for their home.
Each person pays a small interest on the product. This interest is directly deposited into a community savings account to address additional needs.
GLOW’s Solar Centers allow solar solutions to be available even in remote areas.
All products are bought outright, rented or financed. This means that financial responsibility is enforced, rather than recipients relying on donations.
On average, people spend 20-30% of their weekly income on kerosene fuel for a light source.
Our Solar Centers offer financing options for solar solutions (like Pay-As-You-Go, or weekly/monthly payments), which are within recipients' existing budget for light.
Plus, once their product is fully paid off, then their light source is FREE- which allows for increased total savings within each household.