Tag: light project

Midwives test the Solar Suitcase: “We don’t have to fear delivering at night anymore”

Midwives test the Solar Suitcase: “We don’t have to fear delivering at night anymore”

In September we blogged about how we were procuring 50 Solar Suitcases to provide sustainable lightning, and thereby improve and encourage newborn delivery at health facilities in Uganda. Since then, midwives and health personnel have been testing the suitcases in their daily (or rather nightly) work. We interviewed four midwives on […]

Project Lumiere

While Burundi is a beautiful and verdant country that is full of resources, it is also one of the most energy poor countries in the world – drastically limiting the resources communities can both access and generate.  Only 3% of the population has access to the electrical grid (which is […]

Credit: Christopher Fabian, Burundi

Burundi light project on CNN International this weekend

This Saturday through Wednesday, Inside Africa is airing an episode on a UNICEF-supported light project in Burundi. The portable LED light pilot project is one of the lighting options being explored by UNICEF and partners to address the limited access to power in Burundi and the lack of lighting in […]