Thursday, December 17, 2009

Headlamps for Health! Update...

It has been just one day since I first asked for help in raising money to purchase 20 headlamps to send to rural health centers in Zambia. I have had an overwhelming response and want to thank all of you for your support! I am so lucky to have so many wonderful family and friends, as well as many new people who contributed after receiving the email through mutual contacts.

My initial goal was to raise enough money to purchase one headlamp for each health center. We have met this goal and now I am hoping to raise enough money to send a headlamp to each health care provider that participated on the pilot project. This was my original goal, but I thought it was too ambitious. But as the last 24 hours has indicated -- the original goal was not ambitious at all!

Thank you again and keep spreading the word!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen,

    It's really great to read about your work in Zambia. I used to work in the health sector in Liberia, and actually started an organization that provides Solar Headlamps for Health kits to community health workers. We've had some great success so far, and I've love to share experiences to see if we'd be able to help your cause. My email is

    Feel free to contact me and visit our website to learn more. Our Solar Headlamps for Health kit can be seen here:

    The light produced is a warm, natural light, instead of the normal bluish LED light. We've found that natural light is useful for observing patients, color of blood, eyes, etc.

    Keep up the great work, and I hope to hear from you soon.