The first shipments have arrived in Puerto Rico!

We're excited to announce that the first shipments of Gravity Lights and solar power kits have arrived in Puerto Rico! Our partners at Paz para la Mujer are working with their colleagues on the ground to distribute these critically-needed items throughout rural communities as we speak.

We deeply appreciate the support that we've received to date, which allowed us to purchase this equipment and make our first delivery. We are now $15k+ towards our goal of $25k and look forward to continuing our efforts to provide micro-grid equipment to rural areas of Puerto Rico. 

We've reached $15k on our crowdfunding campaign!

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Wow! We've just passed $15,000 on our crowdfunding campaign and we want to offer a heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has donated. Your support will make a huge difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors in Puerto Rico, by supplying critically-needed solar power and gravity lights to rural communities still many months away from having their power restored.

Here's a word from our co-founder Elizabeth Hawk:  "Hallelujah! Blessings on all of you who donated to this solar support network for Puerto Rico. A donation of just $25 will get us to our $25,000 goal. We have hit the $15,000 point and already the first solar kits are being shipped to shelters around the island. Gracias! 🌹"

Crowdfunding update!

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We are thrilled to announce that we have reached nearly 60% of our goal on our Generosity.com crowdfunding page, and are so grateful to those who have donated to our campaign so far.

With the funds raised to date, we are beginning the process of purchasing and delivering the first shipment of solar power kits and gravity lights to rural communities, shelters and homes in Puerto Rico. We will post updates here of our progress. Meanwhile, we want to thank everyone who has donated, and also thank our partners on the ground in Puerto Rico, Paz para la Mujer

When Will Power Come Back To Puerto Rico? Depends Who You Ask

 Roberto "Coco" Viruet washes clothes in the community laundry room in La Perla. Viruet says it's been "too long" without power in his neighborhood. - Greg Allen/NPR

Roberto "Coco" Viruet washes clothes in the community laundry room in La Perla. Viruet says it's been "too long" without power in his neighborhood. - Greg Allen/NPR

NPR reported yesterday that, although there is progress, restoring power to Puerto Rico is still months away. An executive with Sonnen, a company based in Germany, which has been selling solar powered battery systems to Puerto Rico since last year, was quoted in the article as saying, "There is now an opportunity going forward in Puerto Rico to build some resiliency into the grid." He says that micro-grids with solar energy and battery storage are a must on the island because the "next time a big hurricane comes we won't lose the power lines again" and be down for 60 days.

This is Day 58 with no power. We are at 30% of our goal to provide small solar kits and gravity lights to rural communities throughout Puerto Rico. Help us meet our goal and let's get our neighbors in Puerto Rico back on their feet.