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FtH: Volunteers Light Lives

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As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, Nokero wanted to honor all partners and non-profit distributors of solar products worldwide. From cricket stars in Sri Lanka to family movements in South Sudan to religious groups in Haiti, people travel across the world to distribute Nokero solar products to people in need. Nokero works with NGOs, foundations, government agencies, and CSR programs to purchase solar products at the lowest possible prices and then assist with shipping and logistics to ensure that products reach a network of willing volunteers. Without the hard work, passion, and knowledge of our volunteer networks, it would be impossible to get solar products to end users.

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Feed the Hungry was one of Nokero’s leading buyers for the Philippines with an initial purchase order of 1,008 N200 solar light bulbs. After the first distribution, they havecontinued to visit the Philippines with smaller orders due to the successful reception of the 1,008 lights distributed in January 2014.

Gloria Caoile, Co-Chair, FtH Gift Giving Program, told Nokero about one of the most special moments during her visit to the Philippines. A ceremony was held to honor fishermen, seamstresses, and farmers; however, the lights went out during the ceremony due to a ‘brown out’ and nobody could see to continue the celebration. Fortunately, Feed the Hungry was able to provide Nokero solar lights and the villagers were ecstatic that they could continue their celebration due to the new light.

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