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Shining a light: Lim partners with SolarAid

Illuminating lives

We’re proud to announce that we’ve partnered with SolarAid, the charity that provides clean, safe solar lights for people living without electricity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Nearly 600 million people across sub-Saharan Africa live without electricity. When the sun goes down it’s pitch black and their working day must end.

But a solar light extends the working day and removes the need to use dirty and dangerous fuels like kerosene lamps, paraffin candles, and straw fire which are toxic to people and the planet. SolarAid travels to the most far-flung places in Africa to deliver small, clean, renewable lights.

We chose to partner with SolarAid because our shared purpose is illumination. We’re passionate about making a positive impact and giving back, and our shared goal of light made SolarAid the perfect charity partner for us.

Our name, Lim, is derived from the word ‘limn’. ‘Limn’ means ‘to depict or describe in painting or words’, but it can be traced back to the Latin word ‘illuminare’ which means ‘to illuminate’. We always aim to illuminate what our clients are talking about by visualising what they say.

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At Lim, we always want to shine a light with our work and our values, and now we’re providing real lights for people who need them. We’re thrilled to be partnering with SolarAid and illuminating lives together.

Ellie Chapman, Founder and Creative Director, Lim

What does this mean in real terms?

Lim will donate £15 from the cost of each completed piece of client work to support SolarAid (Charity Number 1115960). Find out more here: Our clients will also have the option to make a donation.

For every £15 donated, 1 solar light will be distributed. This will have a huge and immediate impact on everyday life for families and will mean that:

✨ 1 solar light will reach 5 people✨

✨ 1 solar light will lead to a total saving of $126 per year for a family✨

✨ 4 people will feel safer at home, and 1 more child will be able to study after dark✨

We’re so thrilled to have the support of Lim and we’re looking forward to working with the team. Your support means that more people living in remote communities will have access to safe, clean and affordable solar light and power.

Lyndsey Dixon, Corporate Partnerships Manager at SolarAid

About SolarAid

SolarAid is an international development charity working alongside communities in the most rural and hard to reach areas of sub-Saharan Africa to tackle poverty and the climate crisis through access to clean, safe solar lights.

Since SolarAid set up in 2006, over 2.3 million solar lights have been distributed.

Check out this video for more information:

The Power of a Solar Light
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