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.

image source: AFP/Adrien Barbier

Tens of thousands of families lost everything with the two cyclones and catastrophic flooding that ravaged Mozambique. The displaced still need access to radio information urgently. Our first consignment of solar and wind-up radio-lights has been sent for Care to distribute to those most in need. Help us send a second consignment, to help survivors rebuild over the coming years and, most likely, navigate further weather shocks during that time.

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

-Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks Day 2019

Sends radios to Mozambique

International Tom Hanks Day supports Lifeline Energy

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