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OUR
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OUR
APPROACH

WE BELIEVE IN MAKING CONNECTIONS

We don't just give lights – we educate, connect with, and learn from everyone we meet.

Persistent poverty is rooted in a lack of resources, education, and support. Lack of opportunity persists through generations and results in a lack of vision, self-worth, and self-reliance

Breaking the cycle of generational poverty requires a multi-pronged approach and is unique to each individual and family.

We see solar lighting as one of the strongest tools available to break the cycle of poverty.

Our work helps each light recipient develop a vision of financial self-reliance.

Our commitment to the communities we serve is rooted in making personal connections. 

The most important question we ask each recipient is…
"How are YOU going to change your life?"

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WE don't just deliver light

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WE don't just deliver light

WE EMPOWER COMMUNITIES
WITH KNOWLEDGE

Financial independence is a foreign concept to those living in pervasive poverty. We break the cycle of poverty and help people create their own vision for economic independence.

We first deploy free solar technology that replaces kerosene, increasing household income by as much as 30%.

Then, we teach those we serve how those savings can be reinvested – whether by buying an animal, starting a business, or sending their kids to school.

This jumpstarts dreams about a better future. Recipients decide for themselves how to use their new income.

No two paths look alike because individual and community priorities differ.

Women and girls reinvest 90% of their earnings into their families. [International Women’s Development Agency]

The gift of time is given to people who can now work at night to increase income, to tend to animals, help with family issues, and who no longer have to walk to charge cell phones.

 
 
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OUR STORY BEGINS

PHILIPPINES 2009

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OUR STORY BEGINS

PHILIPPINES 2009

Every great adventure begins with a first step

While accompanying her husband on a business trip to the Philippines, Nancy Economou volunteered to help serve at a local feeding program. There she met a young girl severely burned and scarred by a kerosene lamp – the only source of light for so many in the developing world. 


As she looked around, she witnessed not only burns and injuries from kerosene lamps, but also children left unattended in complete darkness while their parents worked at night. Nancy could not imagine her own five sons living in such extreme conditions.  

At that moment she committed herself to developing  safe, sustainable lighting sources for those living without basic access to electricity. 

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LEADERSHIP


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LEADERSHIP

EXTRORDINARY

PASSIONATE 

DEDICATED

RADICAL

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COMPASSIONATE 

INDIVIDUALS 

LEADERSHIP


OUR
LEADERSHIP

EXTRORDINARY

PASSIONATE 

DEDICATED

RADICAL

AND

COMPASSIONATE 

INDIVIDUALS 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


ASSOCIATES

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