We Care Solar systematically address challenges to health clinic electrification by delivering our Solar Suitcase to last mile facilities. Our successful model goes far beyond product innovation and includes capacity building, collaborative and sustainable implementation, research, and advocacy.
The We Care Solar Suitcase has assisted health workers, mothers and newborns to enjoy safe childbirth in nearly 50 countries across Africa, Asia, and South America. Our international Light Every Birth initiative is currently being implemented in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
We believe that every mother has the right to safe childbirth in a clean, well-lit facility. Our international Light Every Birth initiative aims to build a coalition of government agencies, development partners, and implementing organizations to advocate for clean energy solutions to strengthen maternal and newborn care.
We Care Solar recognizes that sustainability is one of the most important aspects of our work. Through our technical design, programmatic approach, and allocation of resources, we aim for Solar Suitcases installed at maternal health facilities to offer reliable lighting and electricity for at least 10 years.
As COVID-19 takes hold in Africa, clinicians in health systems already lacking resources are struggling to maintain essential services and also contain spread of the virus. We Care Solar is responding by accelerating our efforts to deliver clean reliable electricity to health facilities in need.
We Share Solar is We Care Solar’s educational program. We Share Solar empowers students to be global changemakers. By combining solar energy and engineering education with real-world applicability, trained teachers cultivate students’ interests in STEM subjects and inspire them to meet an immediate need in other parts of the world.