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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Notes from the Field: ShelterBox and LuminAID Illuminate Dominica

Notes from the Field: ShelterBox and LuminAID Illuminate Dominica

March 15, 2018

ShelterBox brought LuminAID solar lights to Dominica and other Caribbean Islands where power was knocked out by Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. Safe light and shelter are helping these communities recover from the devastating storms.
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How Safe Light Breaks Down Barriers for Women and Girls

How Safe Light Breaks Down Barriers for Women and Girls

March 07, 2018

One surprising result of access to safe lighting is its positive impact on women and girls. Women using LuminAID solar lanterns reported increased feelings of safety at night. Access to solar light reduces manual labor that particularly affects girls and women, allows female artisans to work comfortably and safely, and reduces dangerous household fumes produced by fuel-based lighting sources.Safe light helps free up women’s time for education activities and allows them to pursue studying even after dark.
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Young Girls Feel Empowered to Pursue Careers in STEM with LuminAID

Young Girls Feel Empowered to Pursue Careers in STEM with LuminAID

March 07, 2018

LuminAID partnered with Latina Girls Code's to provide LuminAID lanterns to their STEM day. Latina Girls Code aims to help young minority girls gain exposure to STEM careers through solar technology, engineering, astronomy, and 3-D printing in order to empower them to pursue a career path in the field of STEM.
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Illuminating Indigenous Culture Centers in Costa Rica

Illuminating Indigenous Culture Centers in Costa Rica

February 16, 2018

The Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation aims to alleviate socioeconomic problems facing the indigenous people on the Cabecar Indigenous Reserve in Costa Rica through economical and creative means. LuminAID was able to give 20 lights to the foundation for distribution at the reserve to alleviate problems associated with not having a source of light throughout the night.
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Chicago4PR Campaign Raises Over 10K Solar Lantern for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

Chicago4PR Campaign Raises Over 10K Solar Lantern for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

January 25, 2018

After a devastating hurricane season, LuminAID partnered with local Chicago organizations to get more safe light to those in need. Through the Chicago4PR campaign, Chicagoans came together to raise solar lanterns for families without power in Puerto Rico. Thanks to the generosity of LuminAID supporters and Chicago organizations, more than 10,000 solar lanterns were pledged for disaster relief in Puerto Rico.

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Notes from the Field: After the Hurricane, Illuminating an Island Community

Notes from the Field: After the Hurricane, Illuminating an Island Community

December 18, 2017

As one of the outer islands of the Caribbean, the island of Dominica was right within the path of destruction of Hurricane Maria this year. 95% of buildings on the island were damaged or destroyed, leaving electricity scarce and families struggling to rebuild. Randy Hannan, Managing Director of the Trafalgar Relief and Reconstruction Fund, shares how safe and reliable light makes a difference in a community struggling to rebuild:
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Notes From The Field: Mera Peak Nepal

Notes From The Field: Mera Peak Nepal

December 15, 2017

Even among the highest peaks, a LuminAID ambassador finds a way to share light. This story comes from mountain-climber Sunny, who recently embarked on an all-female climb in the Himalaya. On the way, her team was able to distribute safe solar lights to families in high remote mountain villages, with fire stoves as their only light source. Read more about the monk, the elderly farmers, young widow, and others who received safe light at home in the mountain pass.
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The Season of Giving: 5 More Ways to Support Puerto Rico

The Season of Giving: 5 More Ways to Support Puerto Rico

December 05, 2017

This season, we've been so honored to see the way people and communities have banded together to help families in need in Puerto Rico, Dominica, the US Virgin Islands, Barbuda, and beyond. On our recent feature on Shark Tank, we shared how much we've accomplished together, thanks to grass-roots support and our incredible partner organizations. We want to highlight their crucial work, and support them with so much left to do. Find out more ways to get support relief and recovery this holiday season.
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