Who We Are

We’re a values-driven non-profit social enterprise that operates globally but focuses on Africa.  Our values underpin our work.

What We Do

We design, manufacture and distribute solar and wind-up MP3 players and radios for humanitarian use.

Get Involved

We love it when people join us to make information and education accessible where it’s most needed. Let’s partner.

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

-Tom Hanks

International Tom Hanks Day supports Lifeline Energy

No one else has the depth of knowledge or offers the level of service that Lifeline Energy does for your communications initiative. With 20 years of on-the-ground experience in Africa, as well as globally for emergencies, we can help. Through our extensive network of partners, let us assist you with the planning and implementation of your project.

What we can offer for your communications initiative


Needs assessments


Supplying products customised to your needs (Lifeplayers, Emergency Fenix radio etc.)


Customisation of the products including packaging and instructions


Handling logistical requirements


Co-creating distribution plans


Pre-loading 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 remians the top communication medium in Africa

Solar and wind-up radios and MP3 players distributed

Average listeners per radio or MP3