Stories

“Our Survival Depends on It!”

In Africa, it’s rather uncommon to see women engineers climbing up onto a roof or using a cordless drill. Since the time we first launched our Women’s Solar Ambassador program in 2012, we have been changing norms.  Women are the

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“You should have come yesterday…”

Last week, We Care Solar officially launched Light Every Birth in Zimbabwe. The festive occasion was officiated by the First Lady of Zimbabwe, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa, who serves as the country’s health ambassador. In addition to wonderful speeches by the

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In Memory of Jim Rogers

We are mourning the loss of our board member and dear friend, Jim Rogers. Jim was the former Duke Energy CEO and was an iconic leader in the electric utility industry for almost 25 years. Jim saw basic electricity access

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Light Every Birth Launches in Uganda

November 29, 2018 – At the Uganda Reproductive Health Assembly in Kampala, Dr. Laura Stachel joined with Honorable Jane Aceng, Minister of Health, to announce that Uganda has pledged to “Light Every Birth” as part of the global initiative to

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Under Stormy Skies

This article is by Beth Eanelli, a former Peace Corps volunteer. She was a community health volunteer in The Gambia for 2 1/2 years, working with mothers and traditional birth attendants.  As part of her graduate studies at Duke University,

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Designing a Better Solar Suitcase

In a bright room in Google’s community space in San Francisco, three top Bay Area designers unpacked a suitcase. Under the watchful eyes of six We Care Solar team members, they unpacked cables, lights, phone chargers, headlamps, and an array

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We Care Solar Wins 2017 Drucker Prize!

Today the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University announced that We Care Solar is the winner of the 2017 Drucker Prize. We Care Solar’s solar-powered suitcases provide lighting and electricity for nighttime obstetrical care in the developing world. The Drucker Prize judges

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Solar Suitcases to Puerto Rico

We are incredibly grateful to the Ricky Martin Foundation for providing 35 Solar Suitcases filled with LIGHT & HOPE for the people of Puerto Rico where the power grid is destroyed and will be down for several months.  Ricky has

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My First Trip to Africa

I’ve been working at We Care Solar for over two years — and was a donor before that — so it might be surprising that I just returned from my first trip to see our Solar Suitcase in action. I had my

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