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Vol 29 - February 2014
Lighting up Lives

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In This issue

  • Pilot Microgrid program- Lake Eyasi
  • Philippines Update
  • Mumbai Slums, ambassador Aparna
  • Light Up One's Life Tanzania
  • Lighting the Way, ambassadors Tara and Emily
  • Feature Partner: African Library Project
  • Upcoming Event: Fundraiser 

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Dear Friends,

Thank you for your generous gifts during 2013!  In Q4 last year we were fortunate to be featured by Oprah magazine and received many donations as a result.  Some of the projects these funds supported included a distribution in Tanzania, over 200 lights for typhoon relief in the Philippines, 260 lights for future distributions and support for the growth of the One Million Students program. With each light and donation you have changed someone's life for the better.  
Wishing you the very best for 2014.
 
        -From Anna Sidana and the One Million Lights Team


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Pilot Microgrid Project: Lake Eyasi, Tanzania

Image of Proposed Solar SystemwebIn 2014, One Million Lights is taking on the ambitious goal of providing complete social services using a solar powered micro-grid to a rural community in Tanzania.  The location is the Lake Eyasi Girls Vocational Center, where they train and employ local women in the textiles industry.  The site will offer education, health care, and provide for local food and water security.  

Please read about this new endeavor here.

Update from One Million Lights Philippines

philippines2014In December, One Million Lights worked with our Philippines partner to provide over 1000 solar lights to typhoon hit areas with help from numerous partners and supporters around the world and on the ground.

Read more about their efforts here. 

Light up One's Life- Tanzania

PrimarySchool_Lights-2As part of One Million Lights’ Global Ambassador Program, Jane Oyugi and Mark Collins distributed 101 solar lights in the village of Bugandika, Tanzania in December 2013.  

Read about their experience here.

Lighting up the Slums

mumbai nokeroGlobal Ambassador Aparna Bhatia travelled to Mumbai to distribute lights to families. She touched many lives there: Rekha, a Flower seller, aged 30 stated, “will be able to make work in the evening and make a better living for my family.” 

Read more about the lives she touch here.



Lighting the Way, Spreading the Light

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Ambassador's Tara and Emily worked on a campaign for months to raise funds and collect goods to bring to the Kay Angel Home in Jacamal, Haiti.  Among the goods were 20 solar lights that provided hope and light to 15 very special children.  
 
Read their beautiful reflections here.


Feature Partner: African Library Project

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One Million Lights partnered with the African Library Project and donated 15 solar lights to give out as gifts at their African Library Development Summit.  

 Read more about the African Library project here


Special Event: Empowering Education

We are partnering with Luminalt, the San Francisco based solar firm, and Nissan for an event featuring the Lake Eyasi Vocational Center on February 27th at the Nissan building in San Francisco. This will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music, and features a speaker from the center. RSVP Here.

Nissan SF, 1395 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco 94109
February 27, 2014
7:00pm-9:00pm


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