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 "Last Mile" Health Care

laura with suitcase

We Care Solar works to bring essential medical lighting to "last mile" health centers. We just installed 10 Solar Suitcases in Malawi, including one to this remote island, in partnership with Jhpiego, Save the Children, and CARE.

Brightening Lives in Nepal

Nepal OHW April 2014 Solar Suitcase Baglung

          In Nepal, our partners at One Heart Worldwide are delivering Solar Suitcases to bring light, fetal dopplers, and portable ultrasound to midwives in rural health centers.

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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.