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“Lifeline’s radios are making a profound and positive impact on our farmer groups as they build on an existing deep radio culture. They help us ensure that all farmers hear and learn the same information to boost incomes and alleviate hunger.” Dale Lewis

Founder and President, COMACO, Zambia

Our products are used in all types of development initiatives, and across many sectors, including education, health, agriculture and the environment, peace, and disaster relief.

How our products make a difference in …

Education

In rural areas or places that lack schools or trained teachers, radio provides wide-ranging learning opportunities. In overcrowded schools, radio lessons are an invaluable aid to teachers. Our radios and MP3 players have been integrated into many grades, from pre-school to high school lessons.

Where our products have been used: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Health

Health information via radio can improve health and nutrition outcomes. Information on hygiene, breastfeeding and diseases like TB, malaria and HIV/AIDS can be better managed when broadcast in local languages.  Our radios and Lifeplayer MP3s are used by women’s listening groups and in clinics as a powerful education tool.

Where our products have been used: Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania,  Zambia and Zimbabwe

Agriculture, the environment and economic development

Radio offers a practical and cost-effective way of reaching farmer groups with skills training, livelihood generation, conservation farming and wildlife practices, and for providing weather and market updates.

Where our products have been used: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia

Peace-making

Radio remains a cost-effective way to reach large numbers of people. Listening to trusted voices on the radio can make a profound difference to peace-making efforts.

Where our products have been used: Burundi, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania

Disaster response

After a disaster, information is aid. Displaced populations need food, water, shelter and medical help. They also need news and life-saving information. In emergencies, radio plays an invaluable role.

Emergencies we’ve responded to: Mozambique (floods), Burundi (post-conflict), Kenya (conflict), Liberia (post-conflict), Indonesia (tsunami), South Sudan (post-conflict) Haiti (earthquake), Pakistan (floods), Japan (tsunami), Philippines (typhoon), Liberia and Sierra Leone (Ebola), Nepal (earthquake)

“The main objective pursued through the distribution of radios was to encourage vulnerable children to interact and integrate with the community as well as increase their access to information.  The donation of the radios has undoubtedly had a positive impact on the lives of the children that benefited from the distribution.  UNICEF acknowledges the positive impact that radios may have on the lives of children and is grateful to Lifeline Energy for the considerable efforts it deploys to ensure the availability of this product.”

UNICEF report

UNICEF

“I used to think that people only get infected with HIV/AIDS during sex; but after listening to different health programmes on the radio, I have realised that there are other ways of contracting the disease. Through the radio I have also learnt to take my education seriously and to follow my classes in school. Some of my neighbours pay school fees but do not go to class, as they do not realise the importance of education; but I do.”

Valentine

14-year-old head of household, Rwanda