Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

June 21, 2017

Electricity is scarce in Cambodia, where over 40% of the population is estimated to go without. The government struggles to connect communities, as around 85% of the population lives in rural areas. But the country boasts an abundant resource, and a potential solution: the sun. Twende Solar introduces a two-fold project to bring solar light and energy to schools and homes. 
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How Solar Lanterns Provide Humanitarian Aid

How Solar Lanterns Provide Humanitarian Aid

June 01, 2017

Access to safe light can have a diverse and wide-ranging impact on families recovering from natural disasters, conflicts, or living in energy impoverished areas. Explore the ways that safe light can help families survive and thrive in communities worldwide.
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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

April 10, 2017

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

April 06, 2017

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

March 09, 2017

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

December 18, 2016

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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Notes from the Field: Hearts out to Haiti distributes lights to students and teachers

Notes from the Field: Hearts out to Haiti distributes lights to students and teachers

October 14, 2016

Our partners at Hearts out for Haiti received this letter from Tim, a volunteer in the field. Read more about how the lights he distributed helped students and teachers in Durrisy, Haiti.
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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

September 22, 2016

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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Notes from the Field: Give Light, Get Light Partners Light Up Villages in India

Notes from the Field: Give Light, Get Light Partners Light Up Villages in India

September 15, 2016

Our partners at Responsible Charity share their experience distributing lights in India. We are so honored that the lights have made such a positive impact in the lives of the villagers - by helping children study, women feel comfortable at night, and just by providing the basic necessity of light.
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Notes from the Field: Lighting up the Road to Development in Malawi

Notes from the Field: Lighting up the Road to Development in Malawi

September 14, 2016

Our newest Notes from the Field comes from Peace Corps Volunteer Kelsey Smith. Kelsey was stationed in Malawi and spent over two years living among the gracious people of this tiny country, working hand-in-hand with community members to combat deforestation and promote environmental awareness and education.
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Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

August 04, 2016

Tyler Bradford, a Peace Corp Volunteer, gave light to communities in rural Madagascar, while helping with malaria prevention strategies there.
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One Step to a Brighter Future: LuminAID Partners with Kids N Culture

One Step to a Brighter Future: LuminAID Partners with Kids N Culture

August 03, 2016

Kids N Culture is a company that aims to create a generation of culturally aware and globally active youth through a rigorous curriculum and unique travel experiences. The 2016 class recently returned from a trip to Tanzania where they focused on learning about African culture and history, and spent time rebuilding a local primary school. As part of their service work, the students worked in a school to remodel a building of run-down classrooms for the Tanzanian students and teachers. In addition to cleaning, rebuilding, and painting these rooms, the students were able to provide the staff with 12 donated LuminAID lights.

Read more to learn about Kids N Culture, and hear one student’s first-hand account.
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