Solar Lanterns for Emergency Relief - Puerto Rico School boy receiving solar light. School boy receiving solar light. Lantern distribution in Tambacouroto

Solar Empowerment Initiative Incorporated

Org #69568
Vetted since 2019
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raised on GlobalGiving
year fundraising
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars


To provide solar lanterns and cell-phone charging capability to anyone in the world, including the United States, that we can get to. We extend our reach and maximize our resources by partnering with organizations with compatible mission. Most prominent of these are the Salvation Army, Martha's Table, World Vision Lanka, Action Africa, CorpsAfrica, Sunlight to the Rescue, and Tostan.

Project Leaders
Michael Varhola
Michael Varhola
Michael H Varhola, Judith S Berglund, Charles W Yancey
Organization Information
127 Lynnmoor Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901
United States
Organization Information
127 Lynnmoor Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901
United States

Project Reports

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Feb 17, 2021
Lantern Distribution in Tambacouroto, Senegal
Lantern distribution in Tambacouroto              As part of its support to communities, Solar Empowerment Initiative has, once again through the...
Oct 23, 2020
Changing Lives in Senegal and Myanmar
Since our last report, we were able to send over 1000 solar systems and lanterns to Myanmar. These include 1008 of our small, efficient, and long-lasting SF-1S lantern, and ten of a larger model with...
Jun 24, 2020
Succeeding in Tough Times
Dear Friends, This has been a difficult year. Our shipment of 2300 lanterns from our supplier was delayed for months. It finally was delivered to the Salvation Army warehouse in April. Since then, we...
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