Notes from the Field
Notes From the Field: The Impact of Solar Light with Kwatekeh Africa
In this Notes from the Field, we highlight the work of Kwatekeh Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving and rehabilitating rural communities in Liberia impoverished by civil war.
Notes From the Field: Making Smiles Bright in Panama
Working out of a building with a thatched roof and dirt floors, our humanitarian partner, Mission Save a Smile, is able to provide dental care to the indigenous Guna people of Panama by the light of LuminAID solar lanterns.
Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya
After a kerosene lamp was knocked over in the middle of the night, a deadly fire highlighted the need for safe, sustainable light in the village of Mtangani, Kenya.
How Access to Solar Light Increases Availability of Maternity Care in Madagascar
A partnership between the Gosford North Rotary Club and Thrive Madagascar brings safe, energy efficient light to the country's under-electrified regions. Through training women in healthcare skills, this program empowers women to be leaders in their communities and increases levels of access to neonatal and maternity care in historically under-served regions of Madagascar. LuminAID solar lights enable newly trained health workers to expand access to regions that previously relied entirely on daylight to illuminate their homes.
How Portable Solar Light Can Make Health Services More Accessible
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.