Akadi: Clean Energy Enterprise Project

In the rural communities Deki supports, eight out of ten households live without access to power. This lack of access to clean, sustainable energy keeps people locked into poverty and affects all areas of their lives.

When the sun goes down in rural Togo, families struggle to continue to work or study. Homes are lit with dirty, dangerous and inefficient kerosene lamps and families cook with polluting traditional indoor stoves. These outdated energy sources are responsible for respiratory infections, childhood burns, house fires and deforestation, as well as being uneconomical both in time and household spending.

Women and girls are the most affected by the lack of clean and affordable energy as they are often responsible for fuel collection and cooking.

In Spring 2021, Deki and IADES will launch a new programme to respond to this challenge. Akadi, which means light and fire in Ewe, the local language.

Akadi is a clean energy social enterprise project which will tackle energy poverty, household air pollution and deforestation, all whilst providing new income-generating opportunities for women.

Clean energy products are often out of reach for the poorest, but through Akadi, families will be able to pay for solar lamps and clean cookstoves in small installments. With the savings made from lower fuel costs, they will be able to pay off the full cost of the products in only a few months. Local women will be trained to become Akadi Entrepreneurs and they will educate their local communities about the benefits of clean energy and be able to make a regular income from selling clean energy products.

Click on this link to find out more about our new project launching this spring, bringing light, heat and financial stability to Deki communities.

Help bring light to Deki communities in 2021, by supporting our clean energy enterprise project.


Select Payment Method
Personal Info

Billing Details


Akadi: Clean Energy Enterprise Project
Add Gift Aid

Add 25% more to your donation at no cost to you. A Gift Aid declaration allows Deki to claim tax back on eligible donations. It means that for every £1 you donate to Deki we can claim back 25p, at no extra cost to you.

By ticking the "Yes" box, I agree I would like Deki to reclaim the tax on all qualifying donations I have made, as well as any future donations, until I notify them otherwise. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year I may be asked to pay any difference. I understand that Deki will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give.

What is Gift Aid?

Gift Aid does not cost you a penny more, but can add an additional 25p to every £1 you donate. When Deki receives a donation from a UK taxpayer, we're entitled to claim an amount of tax (calculated at the basic rate of income tax in that year) paid on that donation. Once you have given your permission for us to do this on your behalf, there is no need for you to do anything else.

All that is required is that you must be a taxpayer and that would have paid or will pay sufficient Income and/or Capital Gains Tax to cover all the Gift Aid claimed on all your donations in that tax year. Please note that it is your responsibility to pay any difference.

The amount of tax we claim will be 25% of the total value of your donations in that tax year. Furthermore, if you are a higher taxpayer, you are also entitled to claim the difference between the basic rate which we will claim and the amount of tax you have actually paid. For further details on how you can do this, please contact your tax office. If your tax situation changes and your gifts will no longer be eligible for the Gift Aid scheme please contact us and we will amend your record accordingly.

Take me to my donation »

Donation Total: £25.00 One Time