See the Impact
Today, 24 million people have access to light that didn't five years ago, and that's just one company in our portfolio. Learn more about the impact that d.light Design is having on the poor in Africa and India.
d.light Design sells affordable, solar-powered lanterns in Africa and India. The lanterns provide clean, safe light, a critical resource that significantly increases productivity for families and their communities. Businesses can stay open later, students can study at night and women can do household chores, freeing up valuable time during the day.
Acumen first invested in d.light in 2008 when they were a burgeoning start-up. They had a prototype for a solar lantern and an ambitious plan to bring safe, affordable light to some of the poorest people in the world. From its early days, d.light has scaled to become a successful international social enterprise that has impacted 24 million people to date. It has enabled $76 million in savings for families who no longer have to rely on costly kerosene, and it has allowed for 1.7 million tons in CO2 offsets.
Perhaps most importantly, it has proved itself as a scalable investment model for energy solutions. We are truly seeing the impact that d.light is having on the lives of their customers.
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