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Notes From the Field: Reflections on Accountability in Disaster Relief

Notes From the Field: Reflections on Accountability in Disaster Relief

May 10, 2019

Fresh from a recent deployment with the Shelterbox Response Team, Yi Shun Li  reflects on how the effect of aid is a long term process that needs to be reevaluated long after relief has been distributed to those who need it.
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Notes From the Field: The Impact of Solar Light with Kwatekeh Africa

Notes From the Field: The Impact of Solar Light with Kwatekeh Africa

May 02, 2019

In this Notes from the Field, we highlight the work of Kwatekeh Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and rehabilitating rural communities in Liberia impoverished by civil war.
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Notes From the Field: Responding to Cyclone Idai with Convoy of Hope-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: Responding to Cyclone Idai with Convoy of Hope

April 12, 2019

Eager to learn more about how our lights are used in communities affected by Cyclone Idai, we were lucky to have the opportunity to speak with Jeremy Williamson, an International Deployment Manager with Convoy of Hope.
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LuminAID Sends Solar Phone Chargers to Mozambique: Press Release-LuminAID

LuminAID Sends Solar Phone Chargers to Mozambique: Press Release

April 03, 2019

Save the Children to Distribute Solar Phone Chargers & Lanterns Following Cyclone Idai.

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Notes From the Field: Solar Lights Help Families Recover After Usman-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: Solar Lights Help Families Recover After Usman

March 13, 2019

In this Notes From the Field, we learn from our customer ShelterBox about how those affected by severe storms in the Philippines rally to rebuild their lives through creative usage of the materials and aid given to them by response teams, including our own solar lights.

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Notes From the Field: The Long-term Impact of Solar Light with the Poyeho Project-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: The Long-term Impact of Solar Light with the Poyeho Project

February 15, 2019

For this Notes from the Field blog post, we're featuring a longtime humanitarian partner, the Poyeho Project. We've been working with this organization since 2013 to bring lights to entrepreneurs in Southern Africa.
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Notes From the Field: Making Smiles Bright in Panama-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: Making Smiles Bright in Panama

February 06, 2019

Working out of a building with a thatched roof and dirt floors, our humanitarian partner, Mission Save a Smile, is able to provide dental care to the indigenous Guna people of Panama by the light of LuminAID solar lanterns.
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Notes From the Field: An Update From Holiday Give Light Partner buildOn-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: An Update From Holiday Give Light Partner buildOn

January 31, 2019

During the 2018 holiday season, LuminAID partnered with buildOn, an organization whose goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Now we’re back with an update from buildOn about how the 1,000 lights sent have impacted the work they’re doing in Malawi.
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Notes from the Field: How Health for All Mission Illuminated Cameroon-LuminAID

Notes from the Field: How Health for All Mission Illuminated Cameroon

January 28, 2019

“The kids enjoyed that moment because they could blow them up and touch the power button and ‘Voila’ . . . The highlight of my trip was to see the joy, the smile and amazement on their faces. It was a magical moment.”
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Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya

January 03, 2019

After a kerosene lamp was knocked over in the middle of the night, a deadly fire highlighted the need for safe, sustainable light in the village of Mtangani, Kenya.
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Notes From the Field: How Light Makes a Difference for Syrian Refugees in Greece-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: How Light Makes a Difference for Syrian Refugees in Greece

December 27, 2018

According to the U.N., more than half of all Syrians have been displaced by the country’s civil war, and 5.6 million of these have fled the country, seeking asylum and safety abroad. Over the past several months, our humanitarian partners, Love Without Borders and Refugee Biriyani & Bananas, have made several trips to refugee camps in Greece, bringing with them LuminAID lights and other supplies.

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Notes from the Field: How God Is Grace Ministry Made a Difference in Uganda-LuminAID

Notes from the Field: How God Is Grace Ministry Made a Difference in Uganda

December 19, 2018

Every summer, God Is Grace visits the women they sponsor in their homes in Uganda. Over the years, the organization has realized that lack of light was an issue for almost every woman they spoke to. This past summer God Is Grace visited Uganda as a LuminAID nonprofit partner supported by our Subsidy Program, and ninety-eight women received a solar lantern for their homes.
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