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Notes from the Field: Shining a Light on Girls’ Education in Rural Senegal

Notes from the Field: Shining a Light on Girls’ Education in Rural Senegal

Women’s Global Education Project (WGEP) is a Chicago-based NGO focused on advancing education and literacy in rural Africa. In Senegal where we work, two-thirds of women aged 15 and up cannot read or write and only 27% of girls go to secondary school (UNESCO). Moreover, in the Fatik region of Senegal, 90% of schools lack libraries or reading rooms (ACR). WGEP is working to change this. 
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Update from the Field: Emergency Response to Flooding in Peru

Update from the Field: Emergency Response to Flooding in Peru

Our partners on the ground have been working tirelessly to respond to the flooding in Peru and Colombia. Our partner Convoy of Hope recently provided more than 45 families in Peru with solar lights as part of response efforts following devastating flooding in the region. 
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Notes from the Field: Light for Community Growth in Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Light for Community Growth in Madagascar

Peace Corps volunteer Madeline distributes LuminAID solar lanterns to a community in Madagascar without access to electricity. A school now has light even on rainy days, local restaurants can illuminate the evening meal, and families prepare food easier and safer. 
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Notes from the Field: Solar Lighting for Improving Health, Education in Impoverished India

Notes from the Field: Solar Lighting for Improving Health, Education in Impoverished India

Often, it’s simple and thoughtful solutions that can make the most impact. Light is no exception. LuminAID lights offer a safe alternative to impoverished families in India whose daily lives were illuminated by open flames or lanterns with noxious fumes and expensive fuel costs. LuminAID has partnered with the NGO Responsible Charity to bring access to safe light and wide-reaching impact to Indian families in need.
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Top 5 Best Gifts for Travelers and Campers

Top 5 Best Gifts for Travelers and Campers

The best gifts are smart  and  practical, so here's our top picks for gifts with clever designs and maximum portability. Perfect for travelers and everyone who loves the outdoors, these must-have gadgets suit all manner of adventures and cater to different budgets, promising to lift the burden of gift shopping from your shoulders. Check out our list in time for your travels for the new year. 
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Providing Relief to Families in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Providing Relief to Families in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

As news of the devastation in Haiti becomes apparent in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, LuminAID and our charitable partners are working to help those affected by the storm who are in need of safe, sustainable lighting.  This is especially meaningful for us, as it gives us another chance to give back to the people of Haiti, our original inspiration.
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Notes from the Field: LuminAID Lights Up Gulu Primary School in Uganda

Notes from the Field: LuminAID Lights Up Gulu Primary School in Uganda

Cheyanne, a librarian at Gulu Primary School, shares their story of distributing lights to teachers and students in Uganda. The impact the lights had for the teachers and students is immeasurable! Thank you, Cheyanne for sharing your story and your wonderful photos from distributing the lights!
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LuminAID Announces Partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS

LuminAID Announces Partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS

Recognizing the need for  versatile aid to help families living with AIDS in developing countries, LuminAID is proud to announce a partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA). The solar start-up will be showcasing the work of AFCA supporting children and families with AIDS in Africa. In addition, LuminAID will be focusing the effort of their Give Light Get Light program on donating lights to AFCA’s work in Kenya, Uganda, and Nepal.
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Chicago's "Shark Tank" Stars are At It Again with New Inventions

Chicago's "Shark Tank" Stars are At It Again with New Inventions

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Karam Foundation Delivers LuminAID Lights and Smart Aid to Displaced Syrians

Karam Foundation Delivers LuminAID Lights and Smart Aid to Displaced Syrians

As of January 2016, more than 3 million Syrian children were internally displaced. They need the basics. For Syrian families, aid is not always accessible and rarely sufficient. Even when food and water are provided, other essential needs are left unmet. This is where the Karam Foundation comes in. Their Smart Aid initiative focuses on responding to the local population’s needs by asking one simple question: "What do you need?" Their answer: Light!
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Our Favorite End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes for a Backyard or Backwoods Cookout

Our Favorite End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes for a Backyard or Backwoods Cookout

As we head into the last days of summer, it’s time to fire up the grill and take advantage of the warm summer nights while you still can. With sunset coming sooner, just keep a few LuminAID lights on hand to illuminate your grill and dinner table after dark.

LuminAID Sales and Operations Manager Daphna made learning to grill her summer project this year, and she shares some of her favorite grilling recipes and guides here.

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All life is yoga ~ Sri Aurobindo: One woman’s inspiring journey to find herself and help others

All life is yoga ~ Sri Aurobindo: One woman’s inspiring journey to find herself and help others

Jayne Cagle is one of our favorite people - a lover of life and LuminAID. She is a professional yoga instructor, and uses yoga along with paddleboarding to create a truly unique experience for her clients. We wanted to highlight her story, as she really is an inspiring woman!
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