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.
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!
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.
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.
The Kathmandu Post reported that up to 70% of houses in rural areas have been destroyed close to theepicentre in Gorkha. We're working with our partner organizations on the ground to distribute LuminAID lights to those homeless and without electricity.
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.
Pam Hess, a volunteer from Step of Faith Ministry, recently completed her second trip to distribute lights in Haiti! She worked with other volunteers in the remote areas of Laca’jue, a village with no electricity. Keep reading to see her testimonials and some amazing pictures from the trip!
John and Alison Bront spent 8 months in Galmi, supporting work at Galmi hospital, a well-known and respected institution in Niger. During their stay, they were also able to distribute many lights to those in need! Read their story here.
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.
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.