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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June, 2014 - LEN selected as partner for Power Africa Initiative: The US Government selected LEN to be one of 27 original partners for President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative, Beyond the Grid”, the only one working in Liberia.
Summer, 2014 - Barrack Obama School: 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.
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.
DURING THE EBOLA CRISIS
As Liberia struggles with the ravages of the Ebola virus, and the country once again commands the attention of the world press for the troubles visited upon its people, I thought it would be appropriate to update you on LEN’s efforts to move the country beyond its current plight.
Ebola, like the 14 years of civil wars Liberia endured, is really more of a symptom of Liberia’s living on the edge of being a failed state than an isolated crisis in one of the least developed countries on the globe. The impact of Ebola reaches beyond the immediate health crisis, the disruption to the economy is as tragic as the disease itself, halting virtually all commercial activities in the country and isolating it from the rest of the world with air, sea and land travel being halted. That said, it would be a mistake to ignore what its peoples aspirations are, and the efforts that are being made to move the country on to a future more aligned with its potential. (read more)