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Give A Light Africa Brings Light To Students

Give A Light Africa Brings Light To Students

March 01, 2016

Our partner at Focus Africa provided LuminAID lights to residents of the Masai Mara game park, changing the lives of many of the residents!
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Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Mayan Women in Guatemala

Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Mayan Women in Guatemala

February 20, 2016

In January, we partnered with the organization, Finding Freedom Through Friendship, to distribute lights to Mayan women in Guatemala. Jody Greenlee, Executive Director, and LynnAnn Murphy, a volunteer, tell their story of how the lights changed lives in Guatemala.
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Notes from the Field: Co-founder edition

Notes from the Field: Co-founder edition

January 03, 2016

When Anna and Andrea were attaching batteries and solar panels together to make the first solar inflatable lanterns in their kitchen, the two graduate students knew little about how far their lights would go. 5 years later, the little idea of the LuminAID light found its way to Malawi in southeast Africa, to help families whose houses has been destroyed by extreme flooding. Anna and Andrea had the opportunity to help out, and see the impact of LuminAID lights in person -- for the first time.
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LuminAID takes on the Tank

LuminAID takes on the Tank

December 01, 2015

Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork, co-founders of Chicago-based LuminAID present theirsolar powered inflatable light invention to the distinguished panel of potential investors known as “the sharks” on ABC’s "Shark Tank"
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Shining Light on Nepal: Give Light, Get Light Update from UNFPA and LuminAID

Shining Light on Nepal: Give Light, Get Light Update from UNFPA and LuminAID

November 21, 2015

Thank you!  The response to our Give Light Nepal campaign was overwhelming, and we far exceeded our donation goal.  Thanks to your support, we were able to partner with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to distribute 1000 solar lights to women and girls in need following the earthquakes in Nepal.  Through their 'Female Friendly Spaces' program, UNFPA Nepal has provided needed LuminAID lights to women and children left vulnerable after the earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year.
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Notes from the Field: Renee St. Jacques Shares Light in Cameroon

Notes from the Field: Renee St. Jacques Shares Light in Cameroon

November 11, 2015

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Renee St. Jacques, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Renee recently coordinated the distribution of lights in her village, and shares how LuminAID lanterns have helped provide light for families who cannot afford electricity, and encouraged educational prospects for children in the village.
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Update From the Field: Lighting the Way for Syrian Refugees in Greece

Update From the Field: Lighting the Way for Syrian Refugees in Greece

September 22, 2015

The Salaam Cultural Museum (SCM), a volunteer-based NGO from Seattle, is working to provide needed help and supplies to refugees who have crossed the perilous Mediterranean and finally arrive -- largely without supplies -- in Greece.  As the refugees continue their journey with limited access to necessities, lightweight and waterproof LuminAID solar lights mean that access to light at least is always in hand.
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Notes from the Field: Hannah Marqusee, Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

Notes from the Field: Hannah Marqusee, Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

September 02, 2015

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Hannah Marqusee, a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. Hannah recently coordinated the distribution of donated lights from the Give Light, Get Light program, and shares how LuminAID lanterns have helped students in the village continue their studies, and have provided a safe lighting alternative to candles and kerosene as the village looks to rebuild.
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Our Shark Tank Experience and why we went with Mark Cuban

Our Shark Tank Experience and why we went with Mark Cuban

August 01, 2015

Everyone’s getting the bright idea: hikers in Yosemite, backpackers in Whistler, and emergency workers in Nepal alike use LuminAID to light their way. Even the reality investment show ABC’s Shark Tank found the LuminAID visionirresistible, and invited Anna and Andrea on the show for a chance to premiere their product on primetime.
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Notes from the Field: Bringing Light to the Rural Artisans of Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Bringing Light to the Rural Artisans of Madagascar

July 22, 2015

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Ian Gorecki, who a Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar.  Ian recently coordinated the distribution of LuminAID lights to artisans in the Androy region of Madagascar, and shares the impact the lights have had on this community.  In an area with limited resources and infrastructure, LuminAID lights have brightened prospects for the women of Tsimankiarake, Madagascar.
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Notes from the Field: Katenge School, Uganda

Notes from the Field: Katenge School, Uganda

July 22, 2015

Providing lights forKatenge School in Uganda!
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Shelterbox and LuminAID: Disaster Relief Shines on 'Shark Tank'

Shelterbox and LuminAID: Disaster Relief Shines on 'Shark Tank'

July 11, 2015

UK-based charity ShelterBox is always on the lookout for products that will help in the world’s disaster zones. Ingenious ‘luminAID’ provides lighting and security where power lines are down – and it also provided a light bulb moment on the US version of Dragon’s Den.
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