Mitha Helmina, one of the midwives in Medang island, Indonesia.
Mitha Helmina, one of the midwives in Medang island, Indonesia.

Solar Energy to Health Posts and Midwives

We believe no woman should give birth in the dark. Trauma interventions should not be addressed by candlelight. And no child should be left vulnerable to disease because vaccines cannot be refrigerated. That is why we are working to provide isolated health posts with off-grid solar energy which does not require a costly, often difficult to access, fuel supply.

Indira Afonso midwife in Macadade.
Indira Afonso midwife in Macadade.
Nurse Julietta, Triloca Clinic - East Timor
Nurse Julietta, Triloca Clinic – East Timor
Puskesmas - Pulau Sailus Besar, Indonesia
Puskesmas – Pulau Sailus Besar, Indonesia

Midwives are crucial in regions that lack resources and are often the only trained healthcare providers available. Yet even with the best of training, a midwife is limited if she cannot see what she is doing. When a woman gives birth at night, or in a dark hut, often the only available light source is from a cooking fire, candles or a kerosene lantern. These options, when available, provide limited visibility and are dangerous due to their flammability and air-polluting emissions. However, with a solar light, a midwife can help safely see and attend to the mother and child.

Thanks to our friend Lilik, who sponsored the solarpanels

Thanks to our friend Lilik, who sponsored the solarpanels

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