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Solar Solutions for Disaster Relief

Solar Solutions for Disaster Relief

August 02, 2018

How can light make a difference after disasters? After a hurricane, fire, storm, or other disaster, many families are left in the dark. Humanitarian organizations often have difficulty getting light to those in need. Light can help families stay safe and comfortable, particularly after disasters. LuminAID is bringing solar light to communities in need worldwide. Learn how we're helping, from Puerto Rico to California.
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Adventurers with Purpose

Adventurers with Purpose

July 20, 2018

Though these adventurers are constantly on-the-go, they also give back to the communities that have shown them friendship and kindness along the way.
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Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

Providing Light in Rural Tanzania: Students for Africa and LuminAID

July 17, 2018

To provide safe access to light, Students for Africa distributed LuminAID solar lanterns in Meserani, a Maasai village located in Tanzania’s Same District. Light and power are crucial for sustenance in any rural area, especially at night. “Having portable light makes it easier to walk at night and also more comfortable indoors. Women are able to cook in the home after dark and children are able to do their homework.”
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Girls using a LuminAID solar lantern at night

How Access to Solar Light Increases Availability of Maternity Care in Madagascar

July 16, 2018

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. 
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Notes from The Field: Rajany Matthew, Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar

Notes from The Field: Rajany Matthew, Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar

June 02, 2018

Rajany Matthew, a peace corps volunteer in Madagascar, distributes LuminAID lights to silk weavers as part of our Give Light, Get Light campaign. 

 

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How to Get Prepared for Emergencies, Short and Long Term

How to Get Prepared for Emergencies, Short and Long Term

June 01, 2018

Emergency prep is crucial for your home, but that's not the only place you need to have an emergency plan. Make sure your emergency preparation applies to the car and camping as well. Do you have what you need to keep you and your family safe in an emergency?
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Reducing Fire Hazard in Vulnerable Communities

Reducing Fire Hazard in Vulnerable Communities

May 30, 2018

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Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

Wireless Lifeline: How Solar Phone Chargers Help Disaster Victims and Refugees

May 30, 2018

Phone use is widespread worldwide, and is an important tool for refugees in particular. 86% of refugees interviewed in Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan owned a mobile phone. But 9 out of 10 refugees live in settlements without ready access to electricity. LuminAID solar phone chargers provide a portable solution to help keep families safe and connected to loved ones. Read about why charged phones are important for refugees, and how solar can help. 
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How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

How Access to Safe Light Can Help the Environment

May 30, 2018

Inefficient and unsafe lights are not only dangerous for human health, but for the health of the Earth as well. Solar is a naturally renewable energy, and relying on it for basic energy needs can improve environmental as well as household air quality—improving air quality for individuals and the global community. LuminAID solar lights provide a rechargeable green energy option for basic lighting needs, reducing dependence on kerosene and fuelwood.

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How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

How Safe Light Brings Comfort to Refugees and Survivors of Natural Disasters

May 30, 2018

Light can be more than a tool for after dark; it is also a source of comfort and safety in dark times. Families living in temporary shelters following disasters are often left in uncertainty when the sun sets. LuminAID solar lights offer comfort and safety when conditions are unstable. LuminAID lanterns with phone charging also provide the comfort of keeping in contact with family members and emergency services. 
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Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

Powerful Impact: How Safe Light Can Improve Family Health

April 12, 2018

Fumes, burns, and fuel ingestion are the dangers faced by families who have to rely on kerosene lanterns or other fuel-based light sources. Millions around the world are affected by these risks. Safe solar lights offers a clean solution that can reduce health risks faced by families in communities without ready access to electricity.
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Solar Lanterns: Making Health Services More Accessible

Solar Lanterns: Making Health Services More Accessible

April 12, 2018

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