About Us

Established in November 2020. Solar Power Relief (SPR) came into being as a result of personal experience, discussions and study about the harmful effects of fossil fuels on health.

In addition to the health conditions burning fossil fuels lead to for those directly in the vicinity of their use, the cumulative effect of millions of people around the world using such fuel for lighting also increases environmental pollution, thus resulting in a wider undesirable impact.

Portable, easy to use and cost effective.  Solar powered lanterns provide a remedy to the ills highlighted above.   From the standpoint of poverty reduction, the additional upside of yielding an economic benefit for owners who use their lanterns as their principal lighting source instead of expending income on fossil fuels is also welcome.

Through provision of solar powered lanterns SPR is committed to addressing the challenges faced by the rural and urban poor in the developing world, who have no choice other than to use fossil fuel sources for lighting,

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Vision

To impact profoundly on the welfare of the resource poor in the developing world by providing far greater access to solar-powered lanterns in tandem with contributing to a reduction in fossil fuel emissions.

Mission

Reducing the negative environmental, health and financial impact of fuel based/hazardous lighting through widespread provision of solar-powered lanterns.

We will achieve this mission through developing local partnerships, networks or volunteers in each country we are working in, thereby making a wider contribution to local sustainable development.

Values

We stand on the pillars of integrity, equity and compassion. We strive to operate with these values in mind at all times

Integrity

We will work with established suppliers and collaborate with partners with shared values.

Equity

We will operate based on addressing the greatest need, and not be influenced by bias or favouritism.

Compassion

All of our work stems from a deep concern for the lives of others.

Our People

Founder

Ri Iyovwaye

Born and based in London, UK, Ri Iyovwaye has operated across a range of business sectors, such as finance, trading, music & entertainment to wellness. His passion for..

Hon. Chair

Susie Briscoe

Susie Briscoe has over 40 years of experience in corporate, educational, health and charity environments. She founded her business Acer Coaching Associates in 2004..

Hon. Treasurer

Michael Barnett

Michael is the Director of Finance and Operations at a renowned community charity in East London where he has driven a major financial turnaround in spite of the..

Hon. Secretary

Francesca Lee

Francesca is an experienced Corporate and Commercial Counsel with over 20 years of experience working in-house with businesses of all sizes including GE, GE Capital, Universities Superannuation Scheme, Reckitt..

Become a Volunteer

Many hands make light work. Calling overseas and UK based residents to join our cause.