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Notes from the Field: After the Hurricane, Illuminating an Island Community

Notes from the Field: After the Hurricane, Illuminating an Island Community

December 18, 2017

As one of the outer islands of the Caribbean, the island of Dominica was right within the path of destruction of Hurricane Maria this year. 95% of buildings on the island were damaged or destroyed, leaving electricity scarce and families struggling to rebuild. Randy Hannan, Managing Director of the Trafalgar Relief and Reconstruction Fund, shares how safe and reliable light makes a difference in a community struggling to rebuild:
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A Message From the Founders:      Our 'Smart' New Invention

A Message From the Founders: Our 'Smart' New Invention

November 15, 2017

Co-founders Anna and Andrea discuss what inspired their new line of bluetooth-enabled solar lanterns. They explain how they're inventing new ways to bring sustainable living to more homes, and how LuminAID continues to support safe light for families in need.
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Anna and Andrea Fly to Puerto Rico, Distribute Solar Chargers and Lights

Anna and Andrea Fly to Puerto Rico, Distribute Solar Chargers and Lights

October 25, 2017

Much of Puerto Rico is still without power one month after Hurricane Maria, and families are still struggling to recover without electricity. LuminAID co-founders Anna and Andrea decided to fly to Puerto Rico with hundreds of solar phone charger and solar lights in tow. They distributed aid with humanitarian partner Convoy of Hope, and saw the impact of that access to solar is having for families in Puerto Rico. 
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Update on Hurricane Relief + PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger Launch

Update on Hurricane Relief + PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger Launch

September 15, 2017

With your help, 10,000 solar phone chargers & solar lanterns are pledged for Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief.Our partner organizations are distributing LuminAID solar phone chargers and solar lanterns to Texas, Florida, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Turks and Caicos, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Dominican Republic. Prep for emergencies at home as well; Our PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger launches for everyone on September 18th.
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Hurricane Harvey Relief

Hurricane Harvey Relief

August 29, 2017

With flood waters continuing to rise, LuminAID is focusing its relief efforts on the families affected in southern Texas. Many throughout the affected region are without homes and without power. We're working with our nonprofit partners to distribute solar lights and phone chargers to families without power. 
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A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Eclipse 2017

August 18, 2017

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Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

June 22, 2017

Electricity is scarce in Cambodia, where over 40% of the population is estimated to go without. The government struggles to connect communities, as around 85% of the population lives in rural areas. But the country boasts an abundant resource, and a potential solution: the sun. Twende Solar introduces a two-fold project to bring solar light and energy to schools and homes. 
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LuminAID Summer Buyer's Guide

LuminAID Summer Buyer's Guide

May 22, 2017

There’s a beautiful haze settling around the setting sun. It’s summer, and you’re taking advantage of bright days and pleasant nights. What’s more, this year you’re prepared. No scrambling around for dead AA batteries or ready to drain your iPhone for its flashlight function once the sun hits the horizon. No, this year you’ve got the right gear to light up the night. But which LuminAID lantern is right for you?
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Notes from the Field: Shining a Light on Girls’ Education in Rural Senegal

Notes from the Field: Shining a Light on Girls’ Education in Rural Senegal

April 10, 2017

Women’s Global Education Project (WGEP) is a Chicago-based NGO focused on advancing education and literacy in rural Africa. In Senegal where we work, two-thirds of women aged 15 and up cannot read or write and only 27% of girls go to secondary school (UNESCO). Moreover, in the Fatik region of Senegal, 90% of schools lack libraries or reading rooms (ACR). WGEP is working to change this. 
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Notes from the Field: Light for Community Growth in Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Light for Community Growth in Madagascar

March 09, 2017

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. 
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Notes from the Field: Solar Lighting for Improving Health, Education in Impoverished India

Notes from the Field: Solar Lighting for Improving Health, Education in Impoverished India

December 18, 2016

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.
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Notes from the Field: LuminAID Lights Up Gulu Primary School in Uganda

Notes from the Field: LuminAID Lights Up Gulu Primary School in Uganda

September 22, 2016

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!
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