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. Read More
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. Read More
The best gifts are smart and practical, so here's our top picks for gifts with clever designs and maximum portability. Perfect for travelers and everyone who loves the outdoors, these must-have gadgets suit all manner of adventures and cater to different budgets, promising to lift the burden of gift shopping from your shoulders. Check out our list in time for your travels for the new year. Read More
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. Read More
As news of the devastation in Haiti becomes apparent in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, LuminAID and our charitable partners are working to help those affected by the storm who are in need of safe, sustainable lighting. This is especially meaningful for us, as it gives us another chance to give back to the people of Haiti, our original inspiration. Read More
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! Read More
Recognizing theneed for versatile aid to help families living with AIDS in developing countries, LuminAID is proud to announce a partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA). The solar start-up will be showcasing the work of AFCA supporting children and families with AIDS in Africa. In addition, LuminAID will be focusing the effort of their Give Light Get Light program on donating lights to AFCA’s work in Kenya, Uganda, and Nepal. Read More
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. Read More
This edition of Notes from the Field comes from Peace Corps Volunteer Kelsey Smith. Kelsey was stationed in Malawi and spent over two years living among the people of this tiny country, working hand-in-hand with community members to combat deforestation and promote environmental awareness and education. Read More
LuminAID, the Chicago-based startup that invented the world’s first solar inflatable light is launching a new line of patented solar lights. Read More
As of January 2016, more than 3 million Syrian children were internally displaced. They need the basics. For Syrian families, aid is not always accessible and rarely sufficient. Even when food and water are provided, other essential needs are left unmet. This is where the Karam Foundation comes in. Their Smart Aid initiative focuses on responding to the local population’s needs by asking one simple question: "What do you need?" Their answer: Light! Read More
As we head into the last days of summer, it’s time to fire up the grill and take advantage of the warm summer nights while you still can. With sunset coming sooner, just keep a fewLuminAID lights on hand to illuminate your grill and dinner table after dark.
LuminAID Sales and Operations Manager Daphna made learning to grill her summer project this year, and she shares some of her favorite grilling recipes and guides here.