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Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

August 04, 2016

Tyler Bradford, a Peace Corp Volunteer, gave light to communities in rural Madagascar, while helping with malaria prevention strategies there.
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One Step to a Brighter Future: LuminAID Partners with Kids N Culture

One Step to a Brighter Future: LuminAID Partners with Kids N Culture

August 03, 2016

Kids N Culture is a company that aims to create a generation of culturally aware and globally active youth through a rigorous curriculum and unique travel experiences. The 2016 class recently returned from a trip to Tanzania where they focused on learning about African culture and history, and spent time rebuilding a local primary school. As part of their service work, the students worked in a school to remodel a building of run-down classrooms for the Tanzanian students and teachers. In addition to cleaning, rebuilding, and painting these rooms, the students were able to provide the staff with 12 donated LuminAID lights.

Read more to learn about Kids N Culture, and hear one student’s first-hand account.
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Notes from the Field: Step of Faith Ministry’s Successful Trip to Haiti

Notes from the Field: Step of Faith Ministry’s Successful Trip to Haiti

August 01, 2016

Pam Hess, a volunteer from Step of Faith Ministry, recently completed her second trip to distribute lights in Haiti! She worked with other volunteers in the remote areas of Laca’jue, a village with no electricity. Keep reading to see her testimonials and some amazing pictures from the trip!
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Notes from the Field: John and Alison Bront Light Up Galmi, Niger

Notes from the Field: John and Alison Bront Light Up Galmi, Niger

July 29, 2016

John and Alison Bront spent 8 months in Galmi, supporting work at Galmi hospital, a well-known and respected institution in Niger. During their stay, they were also able to distribute many lights to those in need! Read their story here.
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Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Children with AIDS in Kenya

Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Children with AIDS in Kenya

July 26, 2016

Earlier this year, we donated lights to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. The organization has been working with children infected and affected by AIDS and their guardians since 2005, as well as with hospitals and clinics who care for these young ones. Read more about how donated lights illuminated lives in Kenya.
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Notes From the Field: Himalayan Stove Project

Notes From the Field: Himalayan Stove Project

July 21, 2016

Last November, LuminAID partnered with the Himalayan Stove Project, a US Based humanitarian and philanthropic program, to help them distribute lights in Nepal after the earthquake. This is their story.

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Aid through Adventure by Champions for Change

Aid through Adventure by Champions for Change

June 30, 2016

Down rough roads and over mountains, they traveled long miles to reach thousands of Nepalese families in need. Adventurers for Change knew they had the power and passion for change. This week, LuminAID is proud to congratulate the Adventurers for Change team for reaching the epicenter of last year’s quake and distributing much needed energy aid to so many families along the way!
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NOTES FROM THE FIELD: The Trip of a Lifetime to Nepal

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: The Trip of a Lifetime to Nepal

June 15, 2016

The latest installment in our Notes from the Field series comes from Kristen Ragazzo, an elementary school teacher who's lifelong dream has been to travel to Nepal. After last year's devastating earthquake, Kristen and her husband coordinated a trip to distribute LuminAID lights to communities that are still in need and shares the impact of the lights below: 
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Our Experience During the 2011 Japan Earthquake

Our Experience During the 2011 Japan Earthquake

March 16, 2016

On March 11, 2011, the country of Japan experienced one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. By total coincidence, Anna and Andrea were on a school trip in Tokyo at the time. By the end of the trip, the were inspired to further develop what would become the LuminAID.
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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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