The goal of Mesics is to engage in small scale projects in Kenya, Benin, Togo, Uganda and Ivory Coast, which stimulate self-reliance in mental and physical health. Mesics works in each country with local partners and works from the needs and priorities formulated by the local partners for already 17 years.

Mesics has been working with these partners. Financial self-reliance is most important. Mesics tries to achieve this by putting the local people in their own power. Mesics develops projects in micro financing, income generating, education, health and women’s groups. Self-reliance, income generating and thus sustainability are keywords.

Real independence comes from being able to be self-reliant, taking own responsibility for income generating and health. Energy dependence is a great barrier to this. Energy poverty results from inefficient, centralized energy politics and economics, based on centralized fossil fuel reserves, its exploration, production, distribution and usage. Centralized power, neither political nor economical, has no interest to invest in decentralized solar power generation by individual households, which is very well possible with solar energy.

That is why Mesics decided to promote Light Up A Village (LUAV), a very direct way to promote energy independence and self-reliance with solar energy products supported by Barefoot Power. It will enhance savings on kerosene lighting, longer hours for education and business, clean air, resulting in savings on health spending, and last but not least, no fire hazards, resulting in huge savings on reconstruction, hospital and even burial bills. Most related injuries in (East-) African hospitals are burns, caused by spilled kerosene lamps.

Light Up A Village in Meru, Kenya (Video)

Contact Us

  • Worldwide HQ (Australia)
    Suite 1A Level 2
    802 Pacific Highway
    Gordon NSW 2072
    NSW, Australia
    tel: +61 2 9844 5838
  • Americas & Asia
    Suite 1A Level 2
    802 Pacific Highway
    Gordon NSW 2072
    NSW, Australia
    tel: +61 2 9844 5838
  • Hong Kong
    Barefoot Power Hong Kong Limited
    21/F Tai Yau Building
    181 Johnston Road, Wanchai
  • China
    Ipark Building B#305,
    No.5 Xinhua Road, New District,
    Wuxi City, JiangSu Province, P.R.C
    tel:+86 510 8522 5123


  • East & South Africa
    Nairobi KENYA
    tel:+254 (0) 728 255 807
  • West & Central Africa
    P.O. Box LG DTD 10018
    1055 Neequaye Street , East Legon
    tel:+ 233 302 900440 /+ 233 303 963
    167/+ 233 303 963 168
  • Rwanda
    Muhima Road Opposite Muhima Sector
    Offices PO. BOX 2199 Kigali RWANDA
    tel:+250 302 900 440
  • Uganda
    Plot 31 Bukoto Crescent, Naguru P.O.Box
    34544 Kampala UGANDA
    tel:+256 0393 781 212
  • India
    No 392, First Floor, 9th Main, H.S.R.
    Layout, 7th Sector, Bangalore 560102
    Karnataka INDIA
    tel:+91 80420 07668 / +91 900 802 6394