Lifeline Energy

Lifeline Energy

Distributing solar powered radios for the vulnerable

Energy | Haiti | Access to Education | Sustainable Energy



Lifeline Energy is a mission driven non profit. We design manufacture and distribute solar powered and wind up media players and radios for classroom and community listening. Working mainly in sub Saharan Africa our work supports orphans and other vulnerable children women refugees and people who are ill. When disasters strike we respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world with radio and lights for displaced populations.Since 1999 550000 wind up and solar powered radios and media players have been distributed mainly in sub Saharan Africa. Each radio or media player benefits an average of 40 listeners except in school programmes where the number is higher given large class sizes. We work across development sectors including education health agriculture peace making economic development environment and emergencies.


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Energy Nonprofit Operating 2 - 10 employees

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120 Broadway 18th Floor
New York City, New York 10271
United States of America


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Tweet from Lifeline Energy: Our team meets women who run households, farm & care for children. Our Prime #radio provides educational material - all while they work! Posted Wed Mar 22 6:58 pm

Tweet from Lifeline Energy: It's also important to remember who are in charge of getting water in many parts of the world- it can be dangerous… Posted Wed Mar 22 4:35 pm

Tweet from Lifeline Energy: Join the @TomHanksDay party April 1 in #chicago or start your own! A great way to have fun &I support Lifeline Posted Wed Mar 22 2:49 pm

Tweet from Lifeline Energy: An interesting point! We work w/ women all over rural #africa who are in charge of #water but don't have authority… Posted Wed Mar 22 1:02 pm

Tweet from Lifeline Energy: Our Prime #radio brings school to children in rural areas despite lack of resources & untrained teachers- audio education makes school fun! Posted Tue Mar 21 9:49 pm