Giving light, giving life: sun-powered healthcare part 2

This post continues from Giving light, giving life: sun-powered healthcare part 1. We’re working with our partner D-Tree International to empower the heroes of off-grid healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa – the Community Health Workers. These CHWs have extremely demanding jobs in often very challenging conditions, including a lack of access to electricity. Due to the nature […]

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Little Sun brings sunshine to mHealth

Mobile phones have become a powerful tool for disease prevention, control and health information, particularly in areas beyond the electrical grid. Health workers all across the world are using mobile technology to improve maternal and child health, HIV diagnosis and information exchange with health centres and hospitals. The rapid growth in mobile technology has made […]

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Giving light, giving life: sun-powered healthcare part 1

Working with D-tree International in off-grid areas of Tanzania, we are powering the future of healthcare, particularly mHealth, with the energy of the sun.  By supporting community health workers with our solar-powered phone charger Little Sun Charge, better healthcare and more accurate diagnoses are becoming a reality for communities living beyond the electrical grid. One key part of this work that we […]

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Keeping schools ‘on air’ in Rwanda

‘The Solar charger has assisted in keeping us on air with the rest of the staff at school anytime, anywhere without worrying about a power blackout.’ – Teacher from Bisate Primary School. Great news! The Solar Kids School Program is bringing light and energy to school kids and their teachers in rural Rwanda – keeping them […]

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Protective Lights for Elderly Refugees in Rwanda

Elderly people are among the most vulnerable in refugee camps, and need extra care to withstand the harsh conditions of the camps. Little Sun responded to this need by donating 300 solar lamps to UNHCR Rwanda to distribute amongst elderly refugees. We are happy to report that the lamps have now reached older people living in the Nyabiheke and […]

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Natural Light with Velux

Little Sun and Velux bring Natural Light lamps to off-grid Africa  We’re happy to announce that our collaboration with Velux to develop and bring Natural Light lamps to communities that are very much in need in off-grid Africa has been a wonderful success. Velux has beautifully documented several stories from farmers, midwives, school teachers and young women […]

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From New Zealand to Swaziland, we are all connected by the sun

How a stall at New Zealand’s Lux Festival kick-started a micro-entrepreneurial initiative on the other side of the world…   When Frances Manwaring from Moxie promoted the Little Sun project at the Wellington Lux Festival in New Zealand in 2015, she had no idea that her presence that day would set off a new entrepreneurial initiative in Swaziland, South Africa, that would see […]

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