About Us

Light Up The World (LUTW) is a Canadian registered charity dedicated to the idea that access to energy changes lives.

We work in remote off-grid communities that lack the basic technologies that many of us take for granted.

By providing these communities with solar photovoltaic systems, we help them transition away from using polluting fuel-based lighting and costly single-use batteries. The result is transformational.

Energy = Education Health Development

With a focus on training local technicians and developing the capacity of local service providers, LUTW fosters long-term partnerships so that communities are empowered to move towards a more sustainable future.

We are based in Calgary, Canada and have field offices in Lima, Cusco, Andahuaylas and Huaraz, Perú.

Read about how we got started.

Our Team


Ruth has a Bachelors degree in Agroindustrial Engineering with advanced studies in economics and development.

She is fluent in Quechua and Spanish and has a background in rural microfinance and teaching sciences.

Lila holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and has a background in rural microfinance, development and sales.  She speaks Quechua and English.

Rosmery is fluent in Quechua and Spanish and is credentialed in Management.  She has worked 7 years in administration, sales and customer service.

Climaco owns an electrical components shop in Huancavelica and pioneered local solar energy sales and installations in the region. He started as a technician for LUTW doing project installations.


Board of Directors

Lidia is the Managing Director at Clearpath management Inc., and has 30+ years of Industry experience in utilities and linear infrastructure construction throughout Alberta.  

Lidia joined LUTW in 2020 and with her governance and strategic planning experience she is the Chair of our Governance Committee.

Michael is a semi-retired, global H.R. leader with experience in world class H.R. organizations.

He now operates as an
advisor and consultant to small to medium sized organizations, where human capital strategies are central to business performance and development.

Michael joined LUTW in 2020 and will be supporting our Governance Committee. He has a passion for the sustainability of our planet and organizations that work to provide solutions, like LUTW.


Cory is Vice President – Legal, Commercial & Community with Switch Power Corporations, an Alberta based Independent Power Producer, whose goal is to bring alternative and clean energy solutions, as well as expert energy consultation, to businesses and communities.

Cory joined LUTW in 2021 assisting our Social Enterprise & Development Committee. Cory loves the idea of bringing power to remote communities and the impact it has. His law, business development and strategy background will help LUTW take our social enterprise operations to the next level.


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