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, 2016 - Len provides LED Security lighting at LIBR:
LEN undertook the installation of reliable off-grid solar powered area lighting around the perimeter of the facility to prevent bioterrorism.
March, 2016 - School children in Gbopolu county receive lights:
LEN partneres with One Million Lights and Servant Leadership Program, Inc. to provide 500 lights to school children in one of the most rural areas of Liberia, Gbopolu County.
Feb, 2016 - Receive grant to expand Firestone Lighting Project:
The USADF awarded LEN a $100,000 grant to allow it to fully implement the initiative to provide access to light to the 10,000 rubber tappers living and working on the Firestone Plantation. The grant will permit LEN to purchase the initial inventory of off-grid solar lights in partnership with the Liberian Rural Renewable Development Agency and distribute them on an installment payment plan through the Firestone Agricultural Workers’ Union of Liberia (FAWUL) payroll check off plan.
June, 2015 - Rich Fahey recipient of "Point of Light Award":
LEN founder, Rich Fahey was selected to receive the "Point of Light Award" by the Point of Light Foundation, started by Former President Gorges H. W. Bush.
PHEBE HOSPITAL - One Year Later
Since June of 2015, the
1 KW Gridless Core solar powered system LEN installed at Phebe Hospital in Bong County, Liberia has been providing continuous uninterrupted power to the hospital’s two operating theaters, powering the lighting system and critical life support equipment. Because of prohibitive costs, the hospital can only run its diesel powered electrical generator four hours a night. Before the installation of the Gridless unit that meant lifesaving operations either could not be performed during the night or surgeons had to operate using flashlights. Now the operating theaters are available for use 24 hours a day and life support equipment is available whenever it is needed regardless of whether the rest of the hospital has electricity supplied by its diesel generator or not. (read more)