Where There Is No Light

Imagine having to conduct a delivery in darkness. This 2012 video tells We Care Solar's story from the first suitcase in Nigeria to the hundreds deployed throughout the world today.

Lighting up the Philippines

DSC_1672One year after Typhoon Haiyan, our Solar Suitcases are providing critical lighting for another storm - Typhoon Hagupit. With 1.5 million people without power,  health providers equipped with Solar Suitcases are grateful to have a reliable source of lighting and phone charging.

Success on Giving Tuesday!

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 2.29.52 AMThanks to all of our generous donors for helping us bring 23 Solar Suitcases to Hadiya, Ethiopia in partnership with WEEMA International. We had a great response to our "Light up Hadiya" campaign in December. We received over $8,000 in donations, a great start to our $25,000 goal. Thank you for helping us brighten the future for Ethiopian mothers and babies!

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  • Robin_Lim_baliWhen Solar Light Saves Lives by Robin Lim, CPM

    It’s after 3 am, and the buzzer rings by my bunk bed. I bolt up, and run to the Delivery room. This is Dulag, the heart of the Disaster zone, where Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. The buzzer means there is a birth emergency. “Lola (grandma) Robin, we have a footling breech, first time mom, fully ...

  • Solar Suitcase and Nurse UgandaHow a yellow suitcase saves mothers and babies

    By Elizabeth Gore, reprinted from Huffington Post. I have a 2-year-old daughter named Opal. Much like me, she never sits down — she was even “standing” in the womb. She was a rare type of breech called footling breech. Other than the extra pain of having a C-section, I didn’t think much about the delivery. While ...

  • Warcheerah wall solar suitcase gigi houseWe Share Solar Winter Training preps youth for Solar Suitcase installs in Warmer Climates

    We Share Solar didn’t let snowy weather prevent them from leading a workshop on Solar Suitcase installation….they held an indoor hands-on training in Princeton New Jersey for volunteers headed to remote communities, using walls and rooftops simulating those found developing countries. We Share co-director Gigi Goldman was determined to create the opportunity for volunteer teams to ...

 

The Solar Suitcase

We Care Solar designs portable, cost-effective Solar Suitcases that power critical lighting, mobile communication devices and medical devices in low resource areas without reliable electricity.

By equipping off-grid medical clinics with solar power for medical and surgical lighting, cell phones and essential medical devices, We Care Solar facilitates timely and appropriate emergency care, reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality, and improving the quality of care in Africa, Haiti and other regions.

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We Care Solar promotes safe childbirth in developing countries. Your donations allow us to fulfill requests from clinics around the world in need of Solar Suitcases. Donations also help us integrate new medical applications for the Solar Suitcase, expand our programs, and build a network of local Solar Suitcase trainers and technicians. We welcome and deeply appreciate your support.

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