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 Tanzania

Hal on roof with friends We launched a new program Tanzania this month in partnership with Pathfinder International. Our aim is to light up more than 50 health centers in Sengerema, replacing kerosene lanterns with brighter, safer lighting.

Ethiopia campaign a success!

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 2.29.52 AMThank you for enabling us to light up 23 Solar Suitcases in Hadiya, Ethiopia in partnership with WEEMA International. Through our donor matching campaign, we raised $78,000 and are fully funded for this program!  Thank you for helping us brighten the future for Ethiopian mothers and babies!

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  • Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 7.04.46 PMWhen Light Means Life…An interview with Dr. Bwire Chirangi

    Dr. Bwire Chirangi is the medical director of Shirati Hopsital in Tanzania. In 2012, he told us his hospital was without electricity for up to six months at time. Dr. Chrirangi knows all too well the challenge of being a physician without reliable electricity. As an early adopter of the Solar Suitcase, Bwire can recount many experiences where ...

  • 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 ...


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.