d.light Lighting for Emergency Response to Haiti Earthquake

Posted by: SAFE Administrator

Modified date: 10/18/2017

d.light Lighting for Emergency Response to Haiti Earthquake


Technology field of reference: Lighting

Relevant sectors: Health, Early Recovery & Livelihoods, Shelter

Population type: Internally Displaced People (IDPs), Other

Category of funders: Not Available

Project Description

World Bank provided portable solar lanterns to vulnerable households and health facilities impacted by the 2010 earthquake.The project's objective was to provide families affected by the earthquake with access to lighting within their camps, as well as supporting key health facilities responding to medical needs following the quake. The project succesfully distributed 40,000 solar lanterns to IDPs and key health facilities in quake-affected areas of Haiti. Energy demands in the Haitian market will remain incredibly high for years to come, given the poor quality of the grid and the extensive damage incurred during the earthquake. The location of the project was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.


Starting and ending date

From 01/01/2010 to 01/01/2010

Number of beneficiaries reached through energy related activites or interventions

40000 earthquake-displaced households and affected health facilities

Cost of energy technology and/or fuel


Names of implementing partners

d.light, World Bank

Funding sources