We are thrilled to have Omidyar Network on board as an investor. We appreciate the perspective they bring—they understand how social enterprise can improve lives in emerging economies.
d.light design develops high-quality, affordable, and innovative solar-powered consumer products for families without access to reliable electricity.
d.light combines innovative product design with a focus on customer needs to bring safe, reliable lighting to emerging markets, where more than 1.6 billion people live without access to electricity. In geographies such as India and sub-Saharan Africa, the company’s solar lanterns typically replace toxic and dangerous kerosene lamps, providing life-changing improvements in personal health and security, as well as enhanced productivity and access to information.
d.light employs a strong business model that brings the best of technology, product design, and distribution to poor and rural households, meeting vital daily needs at an affordable price. In its first three years of operation, d.light has expanded distribution to over 30 countries and positively impacted the lives of over 1.25 million people worldwide. d.light aims to improve the lives of more than 100 million people by 2020 by increasing distribution throughout Africa and Asia as well as expanding its product line beyond solar lighting.