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Lighting up Liberia

our mission

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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WAFCEF Business Competition Finalist:  In October, 2013 LEN was selected as a finalist in the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) Business Plan competition.

Vocie of America Interview:  In October, 2013 LEN Founder Rich Fahey was interviewed by the Voice of America, Africa Service following the presentation of the LEN Business Plan at the WAFCEF Conference in Accra, Ghana

LEN Opens first Rural Retail/Distribution Store:  In June, 2013 LEN partnered with David Keckula and build him a retail store and storage/distribution center near his home and on a major highway into the interior of Liberia.

Solar Lights for US Peace Corps Volunteers:  LEN recently donated solar lights and chargers to the US Peace Corps Volunteers serving in the rural areas of Liberia as Secondary School teachers.

THE BEST DAY OF A FORMER
BOY SOLDIER’S LIFE

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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.