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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April, 2014 - LEN Awarded National Energy Globe Award for Liberia: LEN was awarded the National Energy Globe Award Liberia, as one of 120 out of over 2,000 projects world wide working to protect and provide for a sustainable environment.
March 2014 - LEN partners with Mercy Corps Liberia:
LEN partnered with Mercy Corps Liberia to begin a pilot program to train young women entrepreneurs to market solar lights throughout Liberia as part of the LEN network.
February, 2014 - LEN Partners with Largest Labor Union in Liberia: LEN entered into an agreement with the Firestone Agricultural & Workers’ Union of Liberia (FAWUL) to distribute solar lights to its 7,000 members working as rubber tappers on the one million acre Firestone Plantation centered in Harbel, Liberia.
October, 2013 - WAFCEF Business Competition Finalist: LEN was selected as a finalist in the West Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF) Business Plan competition.
October, 2013 - Vocie of America Interview: 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
OBAMA SCHOOL STUDENTS
WITH SOLAR LIGHTS
LEN donated 250 d.light S2 solar lights to the Barrack Obama School in Paynesville so that each child in the school has their own reading light. LEN President Abubakar K. Sherif presented the lights to the students at a special assembly which was the subject of a news story on the Monrovia television evening news These lights permit the children to study in the eveing and also introduce their families to the benefits of solar light technology.