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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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LuminAID Announces $100K Chase Mission Main Street Grant

LuminAID Announces $100K Chase Mission Main Street Grant

September 09, 2015

LuminAID is proud to announce selection as one of 20 American small business owners to receive a $100,000 Mission Main Street Grant from JP Morgan Chase! Thank you to all of our supporters who have helped us along the way. This funding will help us expand LuminAID and our projects worldwide. We have so many people to thank!
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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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PackLite 16: Revamped

PackLite 16: Revamped

August 20, 2015

The latest and greatest PackLite 16 is here, featuring a charging indicator, amped-up LEDs, thicker TPU, and a longer-lasting battery.
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Our Shark Tank Experience and why we went with Mark Cuban

Our Shark Tank Experience and why we went with Mark Cuban

August 01, 2015

Everyone’s getting the bright idea: hikers in Yosemite, backpackers in Whistler, and emergency workers in Nepal alike use LuminAID to light their way. Even the reality investment show ABC’s Shark Tank found the LuminAID vision irresistible, and invited Anna and Andrea on the show for a chance to premiere their product on primetime.
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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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Shelterbox and LuminAID: Disaster Relief Shines on 'Shark Tank'

Shelterbox and LuminAID: Disaster Relief Shines on 'Shark Tank'

July 11, 2015

UK-based charity ShelterBox is always on the lookout for products that will help in the world’s disaster zones. Ingenious ‘luminAID’ provides lighting and security where power lines are down – and it also provided a light bulb moment on the US version of Dragon’s Den.
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Updates From the Field: Nepal Earthquake Relief

Updates From the Field: Nepal Earthquake Relief

June 17, 2015

Thank you to all of our Give Light, Get Light supporters!  We have been amazed by the outpouring of support that we received after the Nepal Earthquake in April.  Your contributions have helped LuminAID distribute over 1,000 lights to earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, with many more on the way.
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Give Light Nepal Provide Lights for Earthquake Relief

Give Light Nepal Provide Lights for Earthquake Relief

April 27, 2015

The Kathmandu Post reported that up to 70% of houses in rural areas have been destroyed close to the epicentre in Gorkha. We're working with our partner organizations on the ground to distribute LuminAID lights to those homeless and without electricity.
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LuminAID PackLite 12 featured in OUTSIDE Magazine Summer's Buyer's Guide 2015

LuminAID PackLite 12 featured in OUTSIDE Magazine Summer's Buyer's Guide 2015

April 14, 2015

OUTSIDE, America’s leading active lifestyle brand, has selected LuminAID to be featured in their Summer Buyer’s Guide as among the best gear to have for the summer sports season.
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Lighting An Educational Path: The Kikulu Foundation

Lighting An Educational Path: The Kikulu Foundation

March 13, 2015

Paths have been lit for 140 children at our partner orphanage in Uganda. For the kids in Uganda, after dark, can be impossible to spend anytime reading or studying outside or in their rooms. These lights will allow and encourage nighttime study.
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