Thank you for contributing to Luci Lights Up the World. Our campaign wrapped up last week, and through your generosity we raised more than $23,000 to bring light to those in need across the world. This funding will help us bring down the cost of Luci and expand distribution in the developing world. Additionally, we are providing 422 Lucis to people in energy poverty through the perks you selected along with your contributions. These lights, distributed by our partner A New Course, will bring light and smiles to families without access to electricity in Kenya and Tanzania. Thank you!
For those of you who selected a perk that provides you a Luci of your own or a carabiner, those items are shipping out this week. Once they have shipped this week, you can expect domestic delivery within the next week and international delivery 6-10 business days from the ship date. To show the impact of your contribution, we will also send updates and photos when A New Course distributes the Lucis to people in energy poverty in Kenya and Tanzania.
Although our Indiegogo campaign has come to an end, we are only getting started on our mission to end energy poverty. Please continue to spread the word about Luci to your friends and family, as we will continue to light up the world through our Buy One Give One program.
Should you have any questions about our Indiegogo campaign, please visit our FAQ on our website: http://www.mpowerd.com/faqs-our-indiegogo-campaign
You can receive the latest updates from MPOWERD by following us on Twitter (@MPOWERDInc) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/mpowerdinc).
Thank you again for helping Luci Light Up The World.
Introducing #GetLuci. We are entering the home stretch of our campaign, and to help us get us across the finish, we want you to tell your friends, family and co-workers how you #GetLuci.
At the intersection of what’s possible and what matters is something that makes our days brighter. A spark bright enough to make us smile, act and change the world. #GetLuci is just that. Share your day-brightening moments with us via social media with the tag #GetLuci, buy a Luci, light the world. How do you #GetLuci?
For example this little boy in the photo below likes to #GetLuci during his bedtime stories #solarpower #green #design
To Tweet #GetLuci, simply click here or tell your own story like the boy above: http://clicktotweet.me/zbbD9a1X
To post on Facebook or email, simply post the message below or tell your own story: I #GetLuci and light up the life of a family in energy poverty with #solarpower by @mpowerdinc How do you #GetLuci? http://bit.ly/YAstda
We want to see how you #GetLuci, so make sure to share your photos through Instagram or Facebook. Luci was just featured among Indiegogo’s hot gadget campaigns (http://bit.ly/Z0hKZJ) and on the leading sustainability media outlet TreeHugger (http://bit.ly/WeJzvB).
Join us in our final push the next 11 days, and we can light up the world together, ensuring that families all over the world can #GetLuci.
I like to #GetLuci during my bedtime stories
Check out the video below of Kelsey explaining how Luci saved the day when she was lost on a camping trip. If you contributed to the campaign and already received a Luci light, we want to hear from you. Send us a video to tell us how you love Luci.
Haven’t received your Luci yet? We still want to hear from you! The remaining lights will go out in mid-March at the conclusion of the campaign. While you wait, send us a video explaining why you decided to support the campaign and what ending energy poverty means to you.
Why Kelsey Loves Luci
Why is Luci Light Years ahead? … Read this article to find out more. Those of you who have supported us are true visionaries. . Luci is the future. Please spread the word. Read more: http://bit.ly/136kH0o
Now that you have contributed to Light Up the World, you may be wondering where the Luci lights you’re helping to bring to people living in energy poverty will go. We can now announce that the first two locations to receive lights will be the Eastern Arc of Tanzania and the Rift Valley in Kenya.
We rely on our Buy One Give One (B1G1) partner organizations to distribute Lucis to energy-impoverished regions. A New Course, our first Limited Edition Partner, will be distributing the lights to women living in Kenya and Tanzania.
Below you can learn more about each region and how Luci will help women in
Eastern Arc, Tanzania
The forest-covered mountains of the Usambara range, found in northeastern Tanzania, house an extraordinarily high concentration of plant and animal species that are found nowhere else in the world. The forest of the Usambaras has became fragmented by plantations and is nearly 70% deforested. Although conservation efforts remain strong, deforestation and poor land management practices continue to threaten not only the forests and the amazing diversity of life found within, but also threaten the food, water, and energy security of the many people living with the Eastern Arc. Luci will be distributed in villages such as Misalai, Kwezitu, Kizerui and Kazita. These villages are the most critical areas in the Eastern Arc where it is necessary to help the people of the region implement and benefit from natural resource management strategies.
Rift Valley, Kenya
Luci will be distributed in areas such as Mount Elgon – Uganda, the Mau Complex and parts of Western Aberdares, and the Turkana /Omo. In the Great Lakes region of Africa women are on the frontlines of environmental challenges and experience environmental impacts in very real and serious ways. Yet women are far from just victims; they are a critical force for managing natural resources sustainably, conserving biodiversity and increasing energy access, which helps to combat climate change and advance community health. Unlocking women’s potential as “green agents of change” is necessary to realize the full potential of investments in conservation in the region and to ensure the long term sustainability of conservation outcomes. By distributing Luci to the women in this area, we will be providing healthy home conditions, better lighting to save time and money, and increased opportunities for women to start small business at home as their working hours are extended beyond sunset.