energy4everyone Foundation (e4e) is a registered Canadian charity based in Calgary, Alberta which focuses on improving access to energy for communities in need around the world and raising awareness of the link between energy access and well-being. LUTW has received financial support from e4e to implement solar PV projects in Costa Rica and Peru.
Texas Tech University (TTU) is based in Lubbock, Texas. The Energy Commerce program at TTU established the World Energy Project in 2010 enabling LUTW to provide energy resources to small communities in developing countries where there is no access to electricity. Students travel to the communities to learn about community development, system design, microfinance and assist with the installation of solar systems.
Daniel Family Foundation supports Canadian charitable causes including basic scientific research, cancer care, renewable energy and others.
SouthWest Airlines (SWA) For every cup of LIFT coffee our Customers drink, Southwest is donating funds to LUTW to implement Green energy projects in Peruvian villages. LUTW also received financial support from SWA previously to implement solar PV projects in Guatemala.
Fondation Ensemble is a private foundation focused on issues related to water and sanitation, sustainable development, animal biodiversity. LUTW has received financial support from Fondation Ensemble to implement a solar project in Peru.
The Alberta Government’s Community Investment Program (CIP) International Development Grants provide financial assistance to small and medium sized Alberta based non-government organizations to meet Alberta’s commitment to give people in developing countries the tools to eventually meet their own needs.
Kuyacc Ayni is a non-profit organization based in that implements sustainable development projects in Apurimac, Peru. LUTW has partnered with Kuyacc Ayni on projects since 2011.
San Javier is a non-profit organization based in that implements community livelihoods projects in Huancavelica, Peru. LUTW has partnered with San Javier on projects since 2012.
Institution Maya de Desarrollo Integral (IMDI) is a non-profit organization based in that implements health, education, business development, microfinance and reforestation projects in Huehuetenango, Chiantla and San Juan Atitan, Guatemala. LUTW has partnered with IMDI on projects since 2011.
ACEM (Asociación para la Ciencia y la Educación Moral) is a Costa Rican based non-profit association that is dedicated to promoting education and leadership in rural areas. LUTW has been working with ACEM on solar home projects in off-grid areas since 2008.
Y Service Clubs International has has provided high quality technical and program development support to LUTW’s partners in Costa Rica since 2008.
Rainbow Schools kick-started solar projects in Costa Rica back in 2004. They have consistently supported program expansion and education initiatives.
FECONACO was established in 1991 in Loreto, Peru and is part of a larger network of federations created in the Amazon of Peru to represent and assist indigenous communities. FECONACO has initiatives to assist the communities with development programs such as food security (agricultural training), rights and governance, cultural preservation and the environment.
Paz y Luz was established by the Chirripo Indigenous Association for Development, centered in the community of Grano de Oro. It is the implementing partner in the Chirripo region for Light Up Costa Rica.
Municipality of Alto Nanay has assisted LUTW in coordinating community renewable energy projects implemented in the District of Alto Nanay, in the Province of Maynas, Peru. The district has a population of 2,600.
ATprojectsisa social enterprise that was formed in 1998 to enable rural people to use appropriate technologies which give them more control over their lives and which contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. ATprojects is based in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province and also has a project office in Port Moresby.
Fundación Natura is a national non-governmental, non-profit organization that has been working to promote the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable management of natural resources, and the prevention of environmental contamination for more than 30 years. LUTW has been working with Fundación Natura to install renewable energy systems in remote Shuar indigenous communities since 2004.
APPTA is a fair trade association of small organic producers in Talamanca. APPTA has more than 1,000 active associates and has been involved in the solar project since 2006.
Clean, affordable energy is an imperative for sustainable development, but market forces alone cannot be expected to deliver energy services that are sustainable and meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Cooperation and partnerships are needed across sectors and regions to enable the use of energy as a means for meeting development targets – an idea embodied in the eighth Millennium Development Goal, to develop a global partnership for development.
Year of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) is a United Nations initiative to scale up global efforts toincrease access to sustainable energy. LUTW welcomes the United Nations 2012 as the Year of International Year of Sustainable Energy for All. As a member of the Practitioners Network, we are proud to continue our work in support of the 2030 goal to achieve universal energy access for all.