Ambassador Stories from the Field

Las Brisas

Las Brisas

February 2017 By: Markie Cleavland-Yeakel The village of “Las Brisas” is a part of the “Pueblo Nuevo Viñas” municipality and lies about an hour’s trip to the southeast of Guatemala City.  Nineteen families , with about 65 residents, live in the village, including 19 school age children.  As with many rural communities in this area, [Read more…]


Arusha, Tanzania Distribution

Arusha, Tanzania Distribution

March 15, 2017 by: Ann Teberg These precious solar lights bring light to these families and a smile to their faces. Traveling with Education students from Whitworth University, we were able to deliver 250 lights to families helping them replace dangerous kerosene lamps and candles in their homes. We distributed Sunking PICO lights to families [Read more…]


Rishikesh Ashram Yoga Festival

Rishikesh Ashram Yoga Festival

2016, by: Kirpa Wirk Global Ambassador Kirpa Wirk visited the Rishikesh Ashram for the international yoga festival to distribute 60 solar lanterns to further progress the children’s educational center. The ashram is the largest in Rishikesh with over a 1,000 rooms. The daily activities at Parmarth Niketan include morning universal prayers, daily yoga and meditation classes, [Read more…]


Round 3: Students for Solar, Haiti

Round 3: Students for Solar, Haiti

July 30, 2016 by Jacob Seyle This trip marked the third round of One Million Lights projects in Haiti. Last year, we distributed lights to several villages in Northern Haiti, near the town of Terrier Rouge. The purpose of this trip was to target a more rural area of Haiti, the small island of La [Read more…]


Lights for the Ngoswani Clinic and Masai Villagers

Lights for the Ngoswani Clinic and Masai Villagers

8/15/2016 By: Jackie Ewing The project to bring solar lights to the Masai has been totally successful. I was scheduled to travel with my church on a mission trip. Unfortunately, an unexpected medical issue interfered, and I was unable to make the journey. My church friends stepped in and distributed the lights. This account is, [Read more…]


Project LINC: Agara, India 2016

Project LINC: Agara, India 2016

September 2016 Project Linc, a group of 5 students from the San Francisco area, travelled to Agara and Mamballi, India over the summer to distribute 197 solar lanterns to students and teachers.  This area has very inconsistent electricity and the majority of their families user kerosene or candles when the power is out. These solar [Read more…]


Lights for Learning 2016

Lights for Learning 2016

March 20, 2016 Overview: From December 29, 2015 to January 26, 2016 a group of fifteen friends traveled to the mountainous region of Matagalpa, Nicaragua to bring the gift of light to 156 families. Five off-grid solar energy systems were designed, procured, and constructed by the group. The team also distributed 300 solar powered lanterns [Read more…]


Lights Up One’s Life 2015

Lights Up One's Life 2015

Global Ambassador’s Jane Oyugi and Mark Collins completed their 3rd OML distribution in Tanzania in November.  They distributed 192 Nokero lights to students.  While in Tanzania under their organization called, Sustenersol, they also worked on bringing clean energy and clean drinking water to the Dodoma region of Tanzania. They installed a microgrid at a local primary [Read more…]


Liberia Project

Liberia Project

March 2016 By: Nehmah Yeanay We are very happy to present this report on the distribution of the lights sent to us. We distributed 500 lights to the Gbugbaye Public School (66-pieces), Med Farsue Public school (166-pieces), Gaynimah Public school (125-pieces) and  the Eric Scott United Methodist School (143-pieces). In all the schools, only school children [Read more…]


One Million Lights in Rural Honduras

One Million Lights in Rural Honduras

By: Connie Houde Since 1989 New York Help has traveled to the remote Indian village of La Laguna, in the Yoro Mountains of Honduras. Working with the elders, various projects have been developed for the 12 tribal villages. The central project is maintaining the only health clinic for the community. Other projects include a nutrition [Read more…]



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Sierra‘s Reflections - Philippines
After a week-long distribution of 180 solar lights, Light Ambassador Sierra Fan reflects on her experience in the Philippines.

Distributing solar lights in rural India
The absolute joy in the face of a child who has just received his very own solar light… so that he can read at night… is 100% worth every penny.

Jessica‘s story - Olmoti Clinic, Tanzania
Ambassador Jessica Matthys: The solar lanterns will make a significant impact on these women‘s lives.