Lifeline Energy

Lifeline Energy is a non-profit social enterprise that provides sustainable information and education access to vulnerable populations. We achieve this by designing, manufacturing and distributing solar and wind-up media players and radios for classroom and group listening. Since 1999, we have distributed more than 500,000 power independent radios to provide on-demand access to information and education, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years we have received numerous awards including the Tech Museum of Innovation Award, a World Bank Development Marketplace Award and an Index: Design to Improve Life Award. In addition, our founder and CEO Kristine Pearson was named one of TIME magazi...

Salome with a radio outside her Masaai home

Salome with a radio outside her Masaai home
To be a Lifeline radio 'guardian' is considered an honor and an important role undertaken on behalf of the whole community. (view small | med | large | orig)

Older students at Arumeru in a Mambo Elimu lesson

Older students at Arumeru in a Mambo Elimu lesson
Many of these children have walked miles to attend their radio education class (view small | med | large | orig)

A Mambo Elimu radio education class at Orkasumet

A Mambo Elimu radio education class at Orkasumet
Many Mambo Elimu students attend classes outside for there are no classrooms available to them (view small | med | large | orig)

A Coffee Lifeline radio guardian

A Coffee Lifeline radio guardian
Coffee Lifeline radio guardians care for the radios on behalf of their fellow cooperative members (view small | med | large | orig)

Farmers Sort Coffee Beans with Radio at Hand

Farmers Sort Coffee Beans with Radio at Hand
Farmers listen to radio program about coffee farming while sorting green coffee beans. (view small | med | large | orig)

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