Light for Lebanon

by Light Reach, a global solar lighting initiative with a mission to end light poverty

Let's Bring LIGHT Back to Beirut!

On August 4th, 2020 the largest non-nuclear explosion in history tore through Beirut and decimated entire neighborhoods, leaving over 250,000 residents in the dark.

Light Reach and Lebanese activist and lighting designer Manal Kahale partnered to bring solar-powered lights to Beirut. Beirut’s already unreliable electricity supply was crippled by the blast. With the ongoing economic crisis, the state electricity company cannot import enough fuel to power the country, so an informal network of diesel generators fills the gap. For too many people, generators, fuel and utility bills are simply not affordable, and they live in the dark.

We are seeking to raise $100,000 to purchase and distribute 3,000 solar portables, 300 solar flood lights and 30 solar street lights in Phase 1.

Our groundwork progresses rapidly - between lockdowns and curfews - and with our first 1,500 lights, we will soon have already served about 800 families, 150 buildings, 5 streets and 1 park.
We work closely with our fantastic local partners to serve those most in need and intervene in public space: Beit el Baraka, Live Love Beirut, Al Chafaka, l’Ecoute NGO and Nusaned.

Lighting is about more than light: it is about life after dark.

Please help us achieve our goal and support our work.

Light Reach is a solar lighting initiative by PhoScope, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit think thank on light.

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