Imagine having to give birth in the complete dark. Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy. Ninety-nine per cent of those deaths occurs in the developing world. The most common complications are treatable with prompt emergency medical care. Yet it is difficult and often impossible without adequate light.

Simple and effective technologies are available to deliver clean and efficient energy to energy poor communities, both in remote rural settings and in towns and cities. Our Foundation is committed to facilitating and providing our fellow mankind with such technology in order to ameliorate the grip like affect the absence of electricity has on the energy poor.

Modern energy, being a critical issue for human development, should be considered a basic right, and should be provided on the basis of justice for the poor. We cannot allow the energy poor to base their economic growth on dirty energy sources. It ignores health concerns, ties development to volatile imports, and goes against international efforts to slow global warming and the reduction of the World’s carbon footprint.

Why should you care? Right now, a person with the same dreams and aspirations as you is living in energy poverty. While you turn on your computer to download music from iTunes or view a video on YouTube in your brightly lit room, this person is gathering wood to burn for a fire so that she can see enough in the dark. If you are still not convinced that you should care about energy poverty, see if you can live one day without using electricity of any sort.

We are all socially compelled to protect our Planet from continual global warming which is degrading our world – please help us with your support to create a global movement to make a change – to be the change.

Every two minutes, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from complications of pregnancy due to being energy poor.


"Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world."

- Nelson Mandela