Social entrepreneurs can change the world - but these 6 things are holding us back

Social entrepreneurs around the world have been unparalleled catalysts for social change. They use market-driven strategies to tackle critical social issues in brand new ways. Through non-profit, for-profit and hybrid enterprises, social entrepreneurs have promoted a broad range of solutions focused on sustainable development, decades before they were called ‘SDGs’.

Who We Are

Striving for excellence is a way of life. It inspires and sustains us in all that we do. We continually demand the best of ourselves in service delivery to all our stakeholders.

What We Do

We’re a mission-driven non-profit. We design, manufacture and distribute solar-powered and wind-up media players and radios for classroom and community listening.

Get Involved

We love to have people take up our cause and support our work. There are many ways you can help us further our mission of providing information and education access.

“I saw immediately the impact such a radio could have on impoverished peoples in Africa and the world.”

-Tom Hanks

Lifeline Energy does far more than design and manufacture high quality off-grid  radio|MP3|voice recorders.  With 20 years of experience on the ground in Africa, as well as globally where there is emergency relief work to be done, we can help. Through our extensive network of partners, we’ll assist with multiple aspects of your project planning, implementation and management.

What we can offer for your communications initiative


Needs assessments for your project

Supplying products customised to your needs (Lifeplayers, Emergency Polaris radio etc.)
Customisation of the products, including packaging, instructions and labels
Handling all logistical requirements
Co-creating distribution plans
Pre-loading of content onto MP3 players via microSD memory cards
Assisting with audio content creation
Conducting training via train-the-trainer approaches
Creation of training materials
Monitoring and evaluations

#1 – Radio: top communication medium in Africa

Solar and wind-up radios and MP3 players distributed

Average listeners per radio or MP3