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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July, 2015 - Forbes Magazine:
Founder, Rich Fahey was featured in the Forbes Magazine article, "Universities Teach Retired CEOs To Make The World A Better Place".
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.
May, 2015 - Univeristy of Santa Clara GBSI Online Program:
LEN was selected as one of 22 worldwide social enterprises to participate in the Univeristy of Santa Clara GBSI Online Program which provides mentoring and consultation over a six month period to help move promising businesses serving the base of the economic pyramid consumers from the early start up stages of growth to reach full scale operations.
Sept, 2014 - LEN donated lights for Ebola crisis:
LEN donated 300 lights to the Liberian Ministry of Health during the Ebola crisis for distribution to health care providers treating patients in Ebola Treatment Centers throughout Liberia. While many other groups left Liberia during the crisis, LEN's all Liberian staff continued to serve their customers throughout the epidemic, focusing their efforts on providing light to allow patients to needed receive care around the clock. (read more)
LEN LIGHTS IN PHEBE HOSPITAL
Using the Shared Value business model, LEN brought together Gridless Power (www.Gridless.com), Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (www.rreal.org) and the Liberian Embassy in Washington DC to install a 1 KW Gridless CORE unit at Phebe Hospital in Bong County to serve as a pilot and demonstration project of how solar off-grid power can solve the Liberian Healthcare power crisis.
The unit, installed in June 2015 in a matter of hours by the Phebe electrical staff, is being used to supply power to critical care facilities at the hospital. Powering the Emergency Room and Operating Room 24-hours a day, the unit now allows staff to carry out life –saving medical procedures at any time day or night. Before the unit was installed, the Hospital, which is paying $14,000 a month to run its generators four hours a day, and could not perform, needed emergency care for much of the night. (read more)