Category Archives: LuminAID

Notes from the Field: Katenge School, Uganda

The latest update in our Notes from the Field series comes from Mr. George Babatye, who manages ChildFund’s Uganda Office.  Mr. Babatye helped LuminAID customer Dave distribute LuminAID lights to the children of the Katenge School in Uganda.  Dave sponsors a little girl named Edisa at the school, and sent her a LuminAID light.  Dave then worked with […]


Notes from The Field: Rajany Matthew, Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar

We are excited to introduce the next installment in our new series, Notes from the Field, dedicated to guest bloggers who have taken and distributed LuminAIDs in parts of the world where people lack stable access to electricity.  This installment will feature Rajany Matthew, a peace corps volunteer in Madagascar. We are excited to stay in touch […]


LuminAID is Named Up-and-Comer Winner at 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards

LuminAID is honored to have been named one of the Up-and-Comer winners of the 13th annual Chicago Innovation Awards! The winners were announced last night at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Thursday, October 30, with nearly 1,500 business and civic leaders attending. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 13th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year.

Notes from the field: Alle Kamela, Peace Corps Volunteer in Madagascar

LuminAID is excited to start a new series, Notes from the Field, dedicated to guest bloggers who have taken and distributed LuminAIDs in parts of the world where people lack stable access to electricity. The more than 8,000 LuminAID lights that have been donated and distributed in projects in over 15 countries would not have been […]

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LuminAID Honored as Toyota’s 2014 Mothers of Invention

LuminAID’s founders Andrea Sreshta and Anna Stork were honored at the Women in the World event in New York City as Toyota’s Mothers of Invention. The conference was at Lincoln Center, with over 3000 people in attendance.

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LuminAID in India & Women in the World

This past January, co-founder Andrea made a trip to Pennular village outside of Chennai, India, where LuminAID hosted past Give Light, Get Light projects. In conjunction with a group of engineering students from Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, we distributed LuminAID lights to primary school students. We are honored to visit schools and projects on the ground. It is notable to see the challenges that students […]


LuminAID Attends White House Maker Faire

On Wednesday, June 18, LuminAID co-founder Andrea had the honor of attending the first ever White House Maker Faire. Hosted by President Obama, the event featured Makers, innovators, and entrepreneurs of all ages and showcased the nation’s latest technological and scientific advancements. LuminAID had an incredible time speaking at the event. Andrea talked about how […]

Give the Gift of Light!

With the holiday season coming up, LuminAID is proud to announce its holiday campaign, “Give the Gift of Light!” Buy LuminAID lights for yourself, friends, and family, while also donating matching lights to those in-need around the world. We are partnering with Pencils of Promise (Ghana), CAN-DO (Haiti), Responsible Charity (India), and various organizations in […]


LuminAID Partners with ShelterBox

LuminAID is excited to announce its new partnership with ShelterBox! ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides shelter and relief aid to victims of natural and other disasters. Each ShelterBox is equipped with a tent, tool kit, stove, cooking utensils, blankets, water storage and purification equipment, and other items vital for survival. Most […]


LuminAID “Likes for Lights” Facebook Campaign

LuminAID is proud to announce its “Likes for Lights” Facebook campaign, lasting throughout July and August. For every 10 “likes” our Facebook page receives, 1 LuminAID light will be donated to a partner organization, to be distributed to students and families in need. LuminAID is partnering with Responsible Charity, Solar Sister, Pencils of Promise, Operation […]

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