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Lights for Learning

Lights for Learning

 September, 2015   Down the street from the Selva Negra Coffee Estate in Matagalpa, Nicaragua, rural village families live day by day without access to electricity. Without a reliable power source, the children within the village are unable to further their education during the night. This upcoming January, a group of students and young professionals [Read more…]


Kwelanga Solar- Solar Empowerment for South African Youth

Kwelanga Solar- Solar Empowerment for South African Youth

June, 2015 One Million Lights is partnering with Sundance Solar for an educational and pay-as-you-go solar light project in South Africa. Ed Bender, president of Sundance Solar, and two science teachers will be travelling to the Cape Town area of South Africa in Mid-July to train teachers, work with students, and deliver solar lights.  The [Read more…]


A Path of Light for Lost Childhood

A Path of Light for Lost Childhood

April 29, 2015 Jordan Refugee Camp is a collapsing city of tents and sheds, a safe haven to about 100,000 Syrian Homerefugees. These individuals are looked upon as those who managed to escape the bloody dictatorship mainly consisting of women and children, alongside with whatever they could carry throughout the miles of evacuation. [Read more…]


Lights for School Kids- Luwero District of Uganda

Lights for School Kids- Luwero District of Uganda

April 27, 2015  The Luwero War in the 1980s left many children orphaned and impoverished in the Luwero District of Uganda.  Vine Christian Academy is a school that is an initiative of Kampala Church of Christ to help the vulnerable and needy children of Wakiso, in the Luwero District.  Wakiso is a rural area with [Read more…]


Nepal Relief

Nepal Relief

April 26, 2015 One Million Lights and Gham Power are working together, putting solar microgrids in Nepal.  These projects have been in the works for many months with an install estimate of early June.  With the devastating earthquake that hit on April 25, Gham Power and its partners are doing everything they can to get [Read more…]


Brightening the Tribal Villages of Barwani

Brightening the Tribal Villages of Barwani

February 5, 2015 Barwani district was formed on 25th May 1998. It was carved out of West-Nimar, Khargone district. Barwani is situated in the south-west side of Madhya Pradesh and river Narmada flows from its northern border.  District is surrounded by Satpuda (in South) and Vindhyachal (in North) forest ranges. In 2011,  Barwani  had  population  [Read more…]


Lighting up Kunnur

Lighting up Kunnur

January, 2015 In India, approximately 87.7% of households in rural areas do not have access to any modern sources of energy. Included in thisis the small village of Kunnur located in Watrap Taluk, in the Virudhunagar District of Tamil Nadu State, India. The lack of power in rural villages has a big impact upon education [Read more…]


Light The Way- Make a Difference

Light The Way- Make a Difference

May 2015 – Improve Health, Increase Safety, Reduce Pollution and Save Money…Solar energy can make a difference in the livesof billions of people worldwide who have limited or no access to electricity.  Small villages in Costa Rica have limited access to energy and have to rely on the more costly alternatives including kerosene for light [Read more…]


Bringing Reliable Light to Kishen Garh

Bringing Reliable Light to Kishen Garh

November 15, 2014 In December, Global Ambassadors Kirpa and Alison plan to travel to a village in Punjab called Kishen Garh. Electricity in Kishen Garh is extremely erratic, and having solar lanterns on hand will help the village continue to prosper. While visiting Kirpa and Alison will spend some time educating the people there about [Read more…]


Pilot Microgrid Program: Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Pilot Microgrid Program: Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

In 2014, One Million Lights is taking on the ambitious goal of providing complete social services using a solar powered micro-grid to a rural community in Tanzania. Lake Eyasi is a group of rural villages outside the beautiful Ngorogoro crater. In this area a local lady, Lightness, runs a vocational center for young mothers. It [Read more…]