Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Children with AIDS in Kenya

Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Children with AIDS in Kenya

July 26, 2016

Earlier this year, we donated lights to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. The organization has been working with children infected and affected by AIDS and their guardians since 2005, as well as with hospitals and clinics who care for these young ones. Read more about how donated lights illuminated lives in Kenya.
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Notes From the Field: Himalayan Stove Project

Notes From the Field: Himalayan Stove Project

July 21, 2016

Last November, LuminAID partnered with the Himalayan Stove Project, a US Based humanitarian and philanthropic program, to help them distribute lights in Nepal after the earthquake. This is their story.
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD: The Trip of a Lifetime to Nepal

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: The Trip of a Lifetime to Nepal

June 15, 2016

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Kristen Ragazzo, an elementary school teacher who's lifelong dream has been to travel to Nepal. After last year's devastating earthquake, Kristen and her husband coordinated a trip to distribute LuminAID lights to communities that are still in need and shares the impact of the lights below: 
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Our Experience During the 2011 Japan Earthquake

Our Experience During the 2011 Japan Earthquake

March 16, 2016

On March 11, 2011, the country of Japan experienced one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. By total coincidence, Anna and Andrea were on a school trip in Tokyo at the time. By the end of the trip, the were inspired to further develop what would become the LuminAID.
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Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Mayan Women in Guatemala

Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Mayan Women in Guatemala

February 20, 2016

In January, we partnered with the organization, Finding Freedom Through Friendship, to distribute lights to Mayan women in Guatemala. Jody Greenlee, Executive Director, and LynnAnn Murphy, a volunteer, tell their story of how the lights changed lives in Guatemala.
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Notes from the Field: Co-founder edition

Notes from the Field: Co-founder edition

January 03, 2016

When Anna and Andrea were attaching batteries and solar panels together to make the first solar inflatable lanterns in their kitchen, the two graduate students knew little about how far their lights would go. 5 years later, the little idea of the LuminAID light found its way to Malawi in southeast Africa, to help families whose houses has been destroyed by extreme flooding. Anna and Andrea had the opportunity to help out, and see the impact of LuminAID lights in person -- for the first time.
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Shining Light on Nepal: Give Light, Get Light Update from UNFPA and LuminAID

Shining Light on Nepal: Give Light, Get Light Update from UNFPA and LuminAID

November 21, 2015

Thank you!  The response to our Give Light Nepal campaign was overwhelming, and we far exceeded our donation goal.  Thanks to your support, we were able to partner with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to distribute 1000 solar lights to women and girls in need following the earthquakes in Nepal.  Through their 'Female Friendly Spaces' program, UNFPA Nepal has provided needed LuminAID lights to women and children left vulnerable after the earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year.
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Notes from the Field: Renee St. Jacques Shares Light in Cameroon

Notes from the Field: Renee St. Jacques Shares Light in Cameroon

November 11, 2015

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Renee St. Jacques, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Renee recently coordinated the distribution of lights in her village, and shares how LuminAID lanterns have helped provide light for families who cannot afford electricity, and encouraged educational prospects for children in the village.
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Update From the Field: Lighting the Way for Syrian Refugees in Greece

Update From the Field: Lighting the Way for Syrian Refugees in Greece

September 22, 2015

The Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM), a volunteer-based NGO from Seattle, is working to provide needed help and supplies to refugees who have crossed the perilous Mediterranean and finally arrive -- largely without supplies -- in Greece.  As the refugees continue their journey with limited access to necessities, lightweight and waterproof LuminAID solar lights mean that access to light at least is always in hand.
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Notes from the Field: Hannah Marqusee, Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

Notes from the Field: Hannah Marqusee, Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

September 02, 2015

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Hannah Marqusee, a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. Hannah recently coordinated the distribution of donated lights from the Give Light, Get Light program, and shares how LuminAID lanterns have helped students in the village continue their studies, and have provided a safe lighting alternative to candles and kerosene as the village looks to rebuild.
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Notes from the Field: Bringing Light to the Rural Artisans of Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Bringing Light to the Rural Artisans of Madagascar

July 22, 2015

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Ian Gorecki, who a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar.  Ian recently coordinated the distribution of LuminAID lights to artisans in the Androy region of Madagascar, and shares the impact the lights have had on this community.  In an area with limited resources and infrastructure, LuminAID lights have brightened prospects for the women of Tsimankiarake, Madagascar.
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Notes from the Field: Katenge School, Uganda

Notes from the Field: Katenge School, Uganda

July 22, 2015

Providing lights for Katenge School in Uganda!
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