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January 1, 2023: Happy New Year! and 2023 Malawi Solar Plans

In this friends and family letter summarizes our plans for six key activities in 2023.

November 1, 2022: How many solar pumps should we deliver to women's groups in 2023?

In this friends and family letter, I am going to ask you to help me answer the question posed in the title.

July 9, 2022: Six areas of progress, including pumps for women's groups

This Friends and family letter details progress in: (1) Solar irrigation, (2) Developing a Malawi rural solar electrification plan, (3) Supply and logistics, (4) Small solar cars, (5) Foreverlight sign-ups, and (6) 12V Forever battery development.

May 7, 2022: Getting our 2022 Africa solar expansion plans under way

This Friends and family letter explains how we have started implementing some of the details of our 2022 expansion efforts.

February 18, 2022: Expanding our work >200% in 2022

In this Friends and Family letter, we explain the details of how a low-interest expansion loan of >$100K will allow us to grow our impacts by more than 200% in 2022.

November 11, 2021: RVB's latest trip to Malawi and Tanzania

This letter discusses a string of recent implementation successes and discusses what type of financing arrangements would do the best job of facilitating a rapid expansion of the Malawi solar work: both in Malawi and to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

July 30, 2021: Breaking out is hard to do!

This letter summarized our four solar product areas, describes the opening of at least two village solar shops and some of the disruption that the COVID pandemic made to our work.

January 31, 2021: The COVID pandemic and the latest trip to Malawi

This letter describes pushing our work forward in the middle of a pandemic, and the move towards batteries that can last 10 years or more.