When Anna and Andrea were attaching batteries and solar panels together to make the first solar inflatable lanterns in their kitchen, the two graduate students knew little about how far their lights would go. 5 years later, the little idea of the LuminAID light found its way to Malawi in southeast Africa, to help families whose houses has been destroyed by extreme flooding. Anna and Andrea had the opportunity to help out, and see the impact of LuminAID lights in person -- for the first time.
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For the holiday season, we have chosen to focus our Give Light, Get Light Program's charitable focus on the needs of refugees.  Half of the world's 60 million refugees today are children, and the number of refugees reported by the UN has risen dramatically in the past year, primarily due to the ongoing conflict in Syria.  In response to the rising number of refugees and migrants flooding into Europe, we are working with our charitable partners to provide lights to those who have left their entire lives behind. Read More

Thank you!  The response to our Give Light Nepal campaign was overwhelming, and we far exceeded our donation goal.  Thanks to your support, we were able to partner with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to distribute 1000 solar lights to women and girls in need following the earthquakes in Nepal.  Through their 'Female Friendly Spaces' program, UNFPA Nepal has provided needed LuminAID lights to women and children left vulnerable after the earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year. 

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The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Renee St. Jacques, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Renee recently coordinated the distribution of lights in her village, and shares how LuminAID lanterns have helped provide light for families who cannot afford electricity, and encouraged educational prospects for children in the village.
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Autumn Eco-Friendly Updates

October 09, 2015

As summer turns to fall, you may be thinking about updating your home décor. As you start sprucing up, keep these eco-friendly updates in mind that will make your live easier, and give the environment a break too. Guest post by Modernize writer Kelsey Reaves.
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The Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM), a volunteer-based NGO from Seattle, is working to provide needed help and supplies to refugees who have crossed the perilous Mediterranean and finally arrive -- largely without supplies -- in Greece.  As the refugees continue their journey with limited access to necessities, lightweight and waterproof LuminAID solar lights mean that access to light at least is always in hand.
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LuminAID is proud to announce selection as one of 20 American small business owners to receive a $100,000 Mission Main Street Grant from JP Morgan Chase! Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped us along the way. This funding will help us expand LuminAID and our projects worldwide. We have so many people to thank! Read More

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Hannah Marqusee, a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. Hannah recently coordinated the distribution of donated lights from the Give Light, Get Light program, and shares how LuminAID lanterns have helped students in the village continue their studies, and have provided a safe lighting alternative to candles and kerosene as the village looks to rebuild. 
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PackLite 16: Revamped

August 20, 2015

LuminAID Packlite 16 Updates

The latest and greatest PackLite 16 is here, featuring a charging indicator, amped-up LEDs, thicker TPU, and a longer-lasting battery.

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Summer Weekend Bucket List

August 13, 2015

Summer weekends are great for some well-deserved refresh and relaxation. How will you be enjoying your last few summer weekends? The LuminAID Team offers their favorite ideas.

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