ToughStuff's Mission

ToughStuff's mission is to bring affordable energy products to people without access to electricity thereby helping increase living standards, improve health, enhance the environment, and build enterprise and employment.

ToughStuff provides affordable energy to the 1.4 billion people who do not have access to electricity. Our products replace harmful alternatives and in turn, create social and environmental benefits. Because our products are so inexpensive, they offer huge financial savings too.

Financial Benefits

  • ToughStuff products typically retail for around $10 or less and have payback times of just 2-3 months. For the life of the product, customers benefit from free energy, saving around $100 per year.

  • Selling our products creates local employment. Our micro-enterprise program "Business in a Box" sets up solar village entrepreneurs to generate profit whilst increasing access to ToughStuff products in off-grid communities.
  • Social Benefits

  • Improved health - reduced respiratory illness and improved eyesight
  • Better education - children can read and study at night, often for the first time in their lives
  • Extra night-time productivity - 2-3 hours each day
  • Improved safety against household fires
  • Greater security at night
  • Enhanced connectivity through the use of radios and mobile phones

  • Environmental Benefits

  • Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Eliminates the need for disposable batteries

  • Emergencies

  • ToughStuff emergency kits help people rebuild their lives after disasters.


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