May 2017 Liberia Project

10,000 Clean Cookstoves and Solar Lights Distribution Project, Liberia 2017

Hello Friends of ESI,

This year beginning in May 2017, ESI and local implementing partner SJedi Green Energy, will partner with the many campaigns in Liberia to deliver 10,000 Clean Cookstoves and Solar Lights products to many communities throughout Liberia.

2017 is a special year in Liberia. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president, is stepping down after 12 years in office. The new presidential elections will occur in November and all the presidential and political campaigns are heading to their communities throughout the country to explain their platforms for Liberia’s future. ESI and SJedi will partner with these many campaigns to help deliver these valuable cookstoves and solar lights to the many rural communities located deep in the jungle or on the periphery of city centers. In this was we will be able to reach many more communities than we would usually have the opportunity to reach….

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Meet Leslie Lumeh

Meet Leslie Lumeh

Artist Leslie Lumeh’s images have always been politically charged but he never dreamed they’d one day save lives.

When the Ebola crisis hit Liberia two years ago, the artist was among those called upon by Unicef to develop posters on how the public could protect themselves.
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The Empowerment Society International (ESI) was formed as a nonprofit corporation in Arizona on December 12th, 2003. ESI was granted IRS (3)(C) status September 15th, 2005. The purpose of the ESI is to bring sustainable development innovations and knowledge to sub-Saharan Africa. 

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