Mt. Elgon Self-Help Community Project Produces solar panels to harness the power of the sun and transform it into affordable energy sources for rural needs. The organization produces solar panels from one watt to 65 watts, modified to suit local needs that are then sold as an alternative source of energy to local communities at a relatively affordable price. Solar systems are used for lighting, and income generation. More over, youth who are directly involved in the production process receive an income. Mt. Elgon Self-Help Community project is a community based organisation making solar panels to raise funds to do community work in Bumbo and Bumwoni sub-counties in Manafwa district. They are building houses for OVC households and working on the solar irrigation scheme to support the rural community have access to water for irrigation and domestic use. The solar project is meeting the lighting needs of rural population who have no access to electricity, creating Jobs for young people who are involved in the production process, or are running saloons and phone charging and reduces household expenditure on paraffin and phone charging thus raising securing their hard-earned income. The project also reduces the health risks resulting from the toxic gases as individuals use traditional candles are reduced and incomes raised from the sales of solar panels is used to build houses for the needy families in rural communities and created a pool of funds for Micro finance for rural women. Solar panels are used to provide irrigation for rural farmers during dry season.