Solar Light and Power for
Global Health & Welfare

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals outline 17 guideposts for people, the planet and prosperity. Goal #3 is:
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

A solar light can be particularly impactful for reproductive, maternal, and newborn health in parts of the world that do not have access to electricity. In 2016, 78 per cent of live births worldwide benefited from skilled care during delivery. That number can vary widely depending on location and socioeconomic status. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, the rate in 2016 was only 53 per cent of live births. One proven method for increasing skilled care at births is by training midwives and village health care professionals.

A typical midwife may assist with 150-200 births per year, while some may deliver as many as 400 babies a year. Their impact is significant and as the number of trained midwives increases, the number of mothers who die due to maternity related issues decreases.  

We seek to provide these medical professionals with solar lights so they can perform their work. Any time. Any where.


To expand our impact we joined the UNFPA Safe Birth Even Here Campaign, an effort to end maternal deaths in humanitarian and fragile zones.

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Ways to Give
BOGO: Buy a Luke Light or Solar Charger for yourself and we'll donate one to a midwife, nurse or community health worker. Or
DONATE: $10 means a midwife will get a Luke Light, $30 generates a Charger.
Buy One, Give One
Luke Light
$20
A lightweight, portable, durable, waterproof, solar task light that is perfect for bedside reading or to have just in case the lights go out. Camping or outdoor enthusiasts can loop-click it onto a backpack. Every day in the sun will give you eight hours of night light.
Solar Charger & Battery Bank
$60

Charge your cell phone, tablet, or other small electronics. With a capacity of 8,000 mAh and weighing less than a pound, it will charge your cell phone 3-4 times. The high powered flashlight makes it perfect for backpacking or your emergency preparedness kit. 
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A midwife in Bangladesh examining a woman in a dark clinic. 
A member of the Bangladesh Midwifery Society attending a birth at night.
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Address: Unite to Light, 1117 State Street #19, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 617-0590
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