Community leaders with a track
record of delivering improvements
in their communities, manage the
solar lighting projects on the ground
In the UK Phillida Purvis leads Solar Links, identifying and establishing relationships with those local leaders, and working with them to ensure effective implementation. The Mivule Trust in Uganda is Solar Links’ main partner.
Together with a board of trustees, chaired by Ian Hutchinson, and other volunteers contributing on an ad hoc basis, Phillida raises the funding, ensuring that all donations are used for the capital costs of purchasing and installing the solar lighting equipment, on a revolving basis, and establishing long term sustainability. All donations to Solar Links Initiative can be made tax effectively.
Phillida has a background in international relations, international exchange and development and the voluntary sector.