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July 4th, 2013
Transmar Group Sponsors Solar Light Community Project in Tanzania
In districts from which Transmar sources certified cocoa in Tanzania, community premium funds have been allocated for a community program to deliver solar lights to schools. Working with ARTI (, a social enterprise based out of Dar es Salaam, the project was implemented June 17-19, 2013 in the Kyela region of Tanzania.

The project awarded 240 students (120 females and 120 males), as well as 60 teachers, with solar lights in recognition of their hard work and academic success.

As a result, 300 households now have a free source of light, thus a major reduction in household expenditure from saving the cost of kerosene. Further, there is a major reduction in indoor air pollution as well as elimination of the risk of fires and burns in each household through the use of solar powered lights.

ARTI team staff were on hand to provide training on light performance and repair to each recipient.

Students in Kyela receive solar lights. Ceremony attended by Transmar Group Tanzania representative, Nick Stubbs.

Students receive a science lesson from ARTI staff on how the solar lights work to take energy from the sun to provide light.