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.

One year post Typhoon Haiyan

DSC_1672We're back in the Philippines, meeting with the wonderful health workers who have been providing care since Typhoon Haiyan using our magic yellow boxes. Thanks to Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines for distributing 100 Solar Suitcases this year. Next year, we aim to install even more!

Double your impact!

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 2.29.52 AMHelp us bring 23 Solar Suitcases to Hadiya, Ethiopia. You can double your impact this year by donating to our "Light up Hadiya" program. An anonymous donor is matching donations up to a total of $25,000. Help us brighten the future for Ethiopian mothers and babies.  Donate between now and Giving Tuesday.

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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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