Help us tackle Energy Poverty and purchase Luci for someone in need. The first Luci is $14.99 and each additional Luci is discounted $5.00. Making a difference is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Click on the “Add to Cart” button and select the number of discounted Luci lanterns you wish to give (you can also buy Luci for yourself at the same time)
- Choose the NGO partner of your choice from the drop down menu
- Complete your purchase and Give Luci!
Thank you for making the holidays bright for those in need!
Because so many people chose to Give Luci over the holidays, we exceeded our 2013 holiday campaign target of 1,000 lights by 10 percent. Inspired by the generosity of our patrons, MPOWERD donated an additional 700 Luci lanterns to our NGO partners to distribute to communities living in Energy Poverty.With the use of these 1800 Luci lanterns, the lives of 9,000 people living in Energy Poverty will be positively impacted and 576,000 kg of CO2 will be diverted from our shared air!
With 1.5 billion people living in Energy Poverty around the world, the need is great, so please continue to Give Luci and encourage others to join our Solar Justice movement.
Together we can and we will change lives!
About MPOWERD’s Give Luci Program
MPOWERD is committed to giving light to the people who need it most. We do this by encouraging customers to purchase a Luci light at a discounted rate and choose one of our NGO partners to distribute it to communities in need. For each solar lantern you purchase, a home will be illuminated, lives will be change and 320kg of CO2 will be kept out of the atmosphere annually.
Give Luci Special Project Partners (NGOs)
The destruction by Typhoon Haiyan is a humanitarian catastrophe with a reported death toll of 1,774 people. Millions in the Philippines are without any basic services, including electricity.
According to a recent CNN report: "The Philippines struggled to bury the dead and get food, water and medicine to the living, four days after Super Typhoon Haiyan claimed untold lives and flattened countless buildings". MPOWERD’s partner, Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK) is providing Luci to people living in the typhoon-affected areas of the Philippines. ARK is focused on improving the education and health of school age children (pre-K, elementary and high school) living in impoverished, rural communities in the Philippines. Luci lights are providing thesecommunities their only source of light and helping the communities in the rehabilitation process.
Give Luci provides solar lanterns to the Seattle-based nonprofit, A New Course. This nonprofit gives women the support and resources they need to make meaningful conservation efforts towards sustainable development in their own communities. As a source of reliable light, Luci shines at night for these women and releases no toxic chemicals. Through A New Course, Luci is distributed in Tanzania and Kenya.
Another Give Luci beneficiary is the Amazon Conservation Association, which promotes the improvement of community livelihoods in South America. The ACA works with MPOWERD to distribute Luci lights to communities in the Amazon and Andean regions of Peru. Luci solar lights improve living conditions, save household expenses and help protect soils and rivers by reducing the purchase and use of non-rechargeable batteries.
Our partnership with Blue Rose Compass (BRC) will help provide Luci lights to girls living in refugee camps in Kenya. BRC mainly focuses on connecting deserving refugee girls from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America with scholarship opportunities from elite universities around the globe for graduate and undergraduate education. The use of Luci lights advances the education opportunities for the girls, allowing them to study at night. Luci also saves them from dangerous fire hazards and health problems caused by smoke. And without the need for kerosene, Luci saves them money and time, which they can now put toward their education.