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Lighting the Path Ahead for Refugee Children

We’re partnering with Because International to address two important needs that refugee children have: light and shoes.

A LuminAID solar lantern provides a safe, rechargeable source of light for studying, safety, and comfort after dark. Because International’s product, The Shoe that Grows, expands 5 sizes and is designed to last for years as children grow.

 

Our goal is to send 300 solar lanterns and 300 pairs of shoes to Lifting Hands International this summer, to be distributed through projects benefiting refugee children in Afghanistan and Tanzania later this year.


You can sponsor both of these items together for $25, and help light the path ahead for a refugee child.

Give Light and Shoes

Sponsor a solar lantern and a pair of shoes for a refugee child.

*This is a virtual sponsorship. No items will ship to you.

$25

over half of all refugees are children

5X

a refugee child is 5x more likely to be out of school

Of the more than 79.5 million refugees worldwide, over half are children. “School is where refugees are given a second chance,” says Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, but a refugee child is five times more likely to be out of school than her non-refugee peers, according to UNICEF. LuminAID lanterns and The Shoe that Grows are both designed to empower children’s access to education, and support their health and safety.

Two Impactful Products. A Shared Purpose.

The Shoe that Grows


The Shoe That Grows is an adjustable shoe that expands five sizes. Without shoes, children are especially vulnerable to soil-transmitted diseases. And since children’s feet grow so quickly, they often outgrow donated shoes within a year, leaving them once again exposed to illness and disease.

 

The Shoe that Grows can change that. The Shoe That Grows creates safe tread for children to do everyday things like walk to lessons, complete chores for their families, or dance with friends.

LuminAID Solar Lanterns


We designed the LuminAID lights for disaster relief first, so every element of the product serves an essential purpose. We set out to design a portable lantern that could be easily distributed after disasters, didn't require any additional parts, and would hold up to extreme conditions. Thus the LuminAID light was born.

 

Now, everyone's getting the bright idea. LuminAID solar lanterns and phone charger lanterns are used by nonprofits in over 100 countries, and by consumers for emergency preparedness, camping and hiking, and relaxing by the pool.

Want a LuminAID Lantern for Yourself?

LuminAID's solar lanterns and phone chargers are perfect for your next hiking trip, backyard campout, or storing in your emergency kit -- just in case. You can buy one for yourself in addition to supporting this campaign when you choose from one of the options below.

Give Light and Shoes - $25.00

Sponsor a solar lantern and a pair of shoes for a refugee child

(virtual sponsorship only; nothing ships to you)

Buy a Lantern + Give Light and Shoes - $49.99

Buy a LuminAID Solar Lantern for yourself (ships to you)
+ Sponsor a solar lantern and a pair of shoes for a refugee child

Buy a Phone Charger + Give Light and Shoes - $74.99

Buy a LuminAID Phone Charger Lantern for yourself (ships to you)
+ Sponsor a solar lantern and a pair of shoes for a refugee child

About LuminAID

When we think of our most basic human needs, we often think of food, water and shelter. But when architecture graduate students Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta were asked to design a product to assist post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, they considered the dangerous conditions at night in the tent cities and turned their attention to another critical need: light.

They designed the LuminAID light to be easily distributed in time of need by packing and shipping flat.
LuminAID lights are now used worldwide for humanitarian use, and by consumers for emergency preparedness, camping, and hiking. Through LuminAID’s Give Light, Get Light program, customers can purchase a LuminAID light for themselves and sponsor another one to help make light more accessible and sustainable for all. Buy a light for yourself, or sponsor one for a charity, at luminaid.com

 

For nonprofits and community groups, LuminAID also offers discounted pricing for humanitarian use. You do not need to be a 501(c)3 to qualify. Learn more at nonprofit.luminaid.com

About Because International

Because International believes that poverty is a problem we can solve together. Creator of The Shoe That Grows and the Pursuit Incubator business accelerator, Because focuses on products as solutions to alleviate poverty.

 

The Shoe That Grows is an adjustable shoe that expands five sizes. Created for kids living in poverty, The Shoe That Grows protects against soil-transmitted diseases, helping to create opportunities for self-empowerment.Because International manufactures The Shoe That Grows in Mombasa, Kenya, supporting sustainable employment opportunities in the community where the shoes are commonly distributed.  The Shoe That Grows creates safe tread for children to do everyday things like walk to lessons, complete chores for their families, or dance with friends.

 

Learn more and support their work at https://becauseinternational.org/

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