Lighting up Liberia
LEN seeks not simply to light a house, or a village, but to light a nation. LEN seeks to help make Liberia the first nation in the world whose citizens derive their electricity principally from solar energy. (learn more)
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Save the Children Partnership: LEN is now working with the international NGO, Save The Children, to provide solar lights at each of their 150 clinics; and solar lanterns to each of their nurse/midwife healthcare workers who provide life saving medical services in the most remote areas of the Liberian interior.
2012 Solar Light Shipments: LEN continues to work with the Liberian Rural Renewable Energy Agency (RREA) as part of the World Bank's program for Lighting Africa and has imported nearly 1,000 solar lights this year.
THE BEST DAY OF A FORMER
BOY SOLDIER’S LIFE
LEN is not just about bringing light to the people of Liberia; it is about transforming the lives of the Liberian people. Our first employee David, a former boy soldier who was conscripted as a child and forced to fight during the civil war in the diamond fields in northern Liberia, was found on the street of Monrovia and began working in LEN’s warehouse helping to unpack solar lights and do minor repairs. As a condition of David’s employment LEN enrolled him in an evening school program for former boy soldiers. He told our Liberian manager at the end of his first day of work that, “It was the best day of my life!” For the first time in his life, David has hope for the future.