From the pilot alone, Project Jua has already benefitted 25,000 people. This includes over 15,000 students, 307 teachers, 8,857 patients and 27 medical professionals. Findings from the Pilot Phase Endline Report also show that the number of patients attending health clinics across all areas has increased by 48%, pointing to improved access to health services.
Thanks to stored power from the solar panels, each clinic can now stay open for an average of 7 extra hours (including throughout the night), massively increasing the availability of health services for those who need them.
And schools are now able to offer 3+ more hours of study time each day as lighting means that students can study for longer. There’s also an increasing number of female students enrolling, partly due to increased safety from extra lighting.