Notes From the Field: How World Central Kitchen Fed Hurricane-Ravaged Florida-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: How World Central Kitchen Fed Hurricane-Ravaged Florida

October 22, 2018

When Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc along the Florida panhandle, World Central Kitchen was there to feed the survivors by the light of LuminAID solar lantern + phone chargers. Chef Jose Andres, the founder of WCK, flew down to Panama City to help with relief efforts by cooking and distributing hot meals.
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What You Need to Pack for Your Peace Corps Mission-LuminAID

What You Need to Pack for Your Peace Corps Mission

August 02, 2018

Packing for the Peace Corps is quite the undertaking. So what do you need to bring with you for the next 27 months? Here's a list of must-have items for Peace Corps Volunteers, based on feedback from past PCVs. Make sure you're prepared with the items you need, but may not think of before departing. Know someone becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer? Here's where you'll find the perfect useful gift for their mission.
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Adventurers with Purpose-LuminAID

Adventurers with Purpose

July 20, 2018

Though these adventurers are constantly on-the-go, they also give back to the communities that have shown them friendship and kindness along the way.
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Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID-LuminAID

Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

July 17, 2018

To provide safe access to light, Students for Africa distributed LuminAID solar lanterns in Meserani, a Maasai village located in Tanzania’s Same District. Light and power are crucial for sustenance in any rural area, especially at night. “Having portable light makes it easier to walk at night and also more comfortable indoors. Women are able to cook in the home after dark and children are able to do their homework.”
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Girls using a LuminAID solar lantern at night

How Access to Solar Light Increases Availability of Maternity Care in Madagascar

July 16, 2018

A partnership between the Gosford North Rotary Club and Thrive Madagascar brings safe, energy efficient light to the country's under-electrified regions. Through training women in healthcare skills, this program empowers women to be leaders in their communities and increases levels of access to neonatal and maternity care in historically under-served regions of Madagascar. LuminAID solar lights enable newly trained health workers to expand access to regions that previously relied entirely on daylight to illuminate their homes. 
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Notes from The Field: Safe Light for Silk Weavers in Madagascar

Notes from The Field: Safe Light for Silk Weavers in Madagascar

June 02, 2018

Rajany, a peace corps volunteer in Madagascar, distributes LuminAID lights to silk weavers, helping them reduce overhead costs of their craft. The solar lights replace expensive candles, reducing fire risk and improving the quality of light for the silk weavers to do their work. The weavers are able to recharge the lanterns themselves, increasing their independence and ability to pursue their craft. 

 

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Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

May 30, 2018

Phone use is widespread worldwide, and is an important tool for refugees in particular. 86% of refugees interviewed in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan owned a mobile phone. But 9 out of 10 refugees live in settlements without ready access to electricity. LuminAID solar phone chargers provide a portable solution to help keep families safe and connected to loved ones. Read about why charged phones are important for refugees, and how solar can help. 
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How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

May 30, 2018

Inefficient and unsafe lights are not only dangerous for human health, but for the health of the Earth as well. Solar is a naturally renewable energy, and relying on it for basic energy needs can improve environmental as well as household air quality—improving air quality for individuals and the global community. LuminAID solar lights provide a rechargeable green energy option for basic lighting needs, reducing dependence on kerosene and fuelwood.

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How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

May 30, 2018

Light can be more than a tool for after dark; it is also a source of comfort and safety in dark times. Families living in temporary shelters following disasters are often left in uncertainty when the sun sets. LuminAID solar lights offer comfort and safety when conditions are unstable. LuminAID lanterns with phone charging also provide the comfort of keeping in contact with family members and emergency services. 
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With Light Comes Opportunities for Self-Employment

With Light Comes Opportunities for Self-Employment

April 12, 2018

Second only to agriculture, craft-making is the second most common employment in rural areas worldwide. Many craft-makers must work in the light of kerosene lanterns, or restrict their work to daylight hours. Solar lanterns provide the safe and sufficient lighting that is integral for craft-makers and self-employed artisans.
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How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible

How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible

April 12, 2018

Without access to electricity or other clean lighting options, health providers in these areas struggle to provide life-saving care after dark. Particularly in rural areas, LuminAID solar lighting can relieve the financial burden associated with fuel-based light sources, and allow these health clinics to focus precious funds on serving patients. 
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Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

April 12, 2018

Fumes, burns, and fuel ingestion are the dangers faced by families who have to rely on kerosene lanterns or other fuel-based light sources. Millions around the world are affected by these risks. Safe solar lights offers a clean solution that can reduce health risks faced by families in communities without ready access to electricity.
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