Energy that Fuelled 18 Smiles in Diepsloot, South Africa
I visited numerous informal settlements in my home country Kenya however I was embarrassed at my naivety when I visited MaAfrika Tikkun, for having never considered the importance of clean lighting.
Women and Girl Refugees in Dadaab Tune into Radio in Big Numbers
7:45 am – A convoy of 4x4 UNHCR vehicles, escorted by a Kenyan police patrol car, leaves the safe haven of the office and residential compound for all international aid agencies. Our vehicle, piled high with Lifeline radio cartons and, with members of the UNHCR...
Reflections – 11 Years of Progress in Rwanda
Today is why I do my life’s work. A colleague, and I spent the day in Bugasera, Rwanda in an area where prior to the genocide, the population was 64,000, afterwards 2,000. We spoke with 30 (50/50 female/male) child heads of households
Clinton Global Initiative – Day 1
Activities for the non-profits started early at CGI with a workshop aimed at IT advances and NGO executives. Sponsored by Microsoft and Ashoka, we heard various presentations and IT perspectives of specialists
Watch Mama Lucy Talk About her Lifeline Radio
Check out our latest video on Alternative Channel where Mama Lucy Odipo, founder and headmistress of the Little Bees School in Starehe township, Nairobi speaks to CEO of Lifeline Energy, Kristine Pearson. In the video, Mama Lucy talks about the blessing of...
Village Savings and Loans Project in Burundi
This post was written by Chhavi Sharma, Lifeline Energy's Project Manager, after a recent trip to Burundi. Last week I visited Burundi in the Great Lakes region of East Africa for a village savings and loans project in which our Lifeline radios will play a role....
Why Can’t Poverty Reports Use Plain English?
I have lived and worked in Africa for 20 years and expect to live the rest of my life here. During this time I have spoken to hundreds, maybe even thousands of orphans and vulnerable children and young people who live in unimaginable poverty.
A Day in the Life of a Rwandan Orphan
For two days now we have been working with Trust & Care, a local organisation run primarily by volunteers providing a variety of support to vulnerable children. Over two days we have met 40 children who are the heads of households.
Welcome to our Blog
Welcome to Lifeline Energy Blogs In this section, you can read blogs touching on a wide range of topical subjects by Kristine Pearson and her more than 18 years at the helm of Lifeline Energy. There are guest blogs from partner organisations, blogs and observations...
The Wives of the Sultan
Not only were they the first wives of a sultan I had ever met, I was the first person outside their family to ever meet with the Sultans of Air in Agadez.