145 vulnerable people living in extreme poverty received solar lights in Malawi in February. Above, a girl studies with her new light.
In February 2017, the Rotary Clubs of Moorestown, NJ, and Buloba, Uganda joined together to donate and distribute 120 safe Solar Lights to students at the Buyanja Preparatory School! The students celebrate and send thanks (above).
George Mike Luberenga is LTBLI's Outreach and Educational Consultant in Uganda. He is pictured with a Solar Light Recipient who was born with albinism. George Mike conducts weekly informational sessions at health clinics and in remote rural areas to educate communities about solar lights. He works with new mothers, orphans, the elderly and people living with disabilities.
In the first 9 months of 2017, 1,920 vulnerable off-grid families living in pre-market communities in Uganda and Malawi have received safe solar lights on a long-term loan basis, and 5 rural off-grid Health Clinics in Uganda were solar-electrified! Thank you to KACCAD, Compassionate Mission Center, and to our newest partner, MAFA, all of whom are work on energy poverty alleviation in off-grid, impoverished communities. Shine On!
In April 2017, LTBLI's Executive Director, Sarah Baird (above), participated as a Member Delegate at the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Forum where she advocated for a pro-poor energy-access perspective in local, regional, national and international energy projects and programming. In July, LTBLI was at the United Nations to participate in a U.N. Foundation Partnership Exchange. In September, Sarah presented a paper on LTBLI's clinic electrification projects at the International Conference on Sustainable Development during Climate Week. This is her 3rd year as a presenter.