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Supporting Success for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Supporting Success for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

September 19, 2017

LuminAID partner Convoy of Hope is on the front lines of refugee aid and empowerment. They are currently responding to the Syrian refugee crisis, where LuminAID solar lights are among the essential supplies being delivered to these displaced families. These solar lights are cutting down on fire risks for refugee families, allowing kids to safely study after dark, and families to go about their everyday tasks even in temporary structures without access to electricity.
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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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Charging Your Light Now that the Sun's Back

Charging Your Light Now that the Sun's Back

August 21, 2017

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Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

Notes from the Field: Confronting Energy Poverty in Cambodia

June 21, 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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How Solar Lanterns Provide Humanitarian Aid

How Solar Lanterns Provide Humanitarian Aid

June 01, 2017

Access to safe light can have a diverse and wide-ranging impact on families recovering from natural disasters, conflicts, or living in energy impoverished areas. Explore the ways that safe light can help families survive and thrive in communities worldwide.
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A Beginner's Guide to Solar Phone Chargers

A Beginner's Guide to Solar Phone Chargers

May 02, 2017

Learn more about solar lights, some of the factors you should consider when purchasing one, and how LuminAID stacks up!
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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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Update from the Field: Emergency Response to Flooding in Peru

Update from the Field: Emergency Response to Flooding in Peru

April 06, 2017

Our partners on the ground have been working tirelessly to respond to the flooding in Peru and Colombia. Our partner Convoy of Hope recently provided more than 45 families in Peru with solar lights as part of response efforts following devastating flooding in the region. 
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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: Hearts out to Haiti distributes lights to students and teachers

Notes from the Field: Hearts out to Haiti distributes lights to students and teachers

October 14, 2016

Our partners at Hearts out for Haiti received this letter from Tim, a volunteer in the field. Read more about how the lights he distributed helped students and teachers in Durrisy, Haiti.
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Providing Relief to Families in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Providing Relief to Families in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

October 07, 2016

As news of the devastation in Haiti becomes apparent in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, LuminAID and our charitable partners are working to help those affected by the storm who are in need of safe, sustainable lighting.  This is especially meaningful for us, as it gives us another chance to give back to the people of Haiti, our original inspiration.
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