Launch of Illuminate Guatemala

May 4, 2017

On April 19th, 2017, Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) in alliance with Amigos de la Aldea (ADLA) launched Illuminate Guatemala, a joint initiative to provide affordable and practical solar energy systems to the 3+ million Guatemalans currently living without access to electricity. GBL and ADLA plan to reach 250,000 households with solar energy by 2025. GBL…


A Story of Love & Light

March 17, 2017

I first met Maria Ilse Lopez Quej last August in her modest home in Tampo Village in Northern Guatemala. She was sitting before a loom weaving a bright, beautiful huipil – a traditional Mayan blouse. She told me that each huipil takes three months to complete, a testament to the focus and passion that she…


Global BrightLight Foundation Premieres Virtual Reality Film at Sundance

January 9, 2017

VR film will be screened at Sundance as part of the Oculus from Facebook 360 for Good program. Washington, DC (January 12, 2017) — On Sunday January 22, the Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) will premiere a new virtual reality film as part of the Oculus from Facebook 360 for Good Bootcamp for Filmmakers and Nonprofits…


GBL Forms New Alliance with Amigos de la Aldea

June 22, 2016

Partnership will bring solar energy to millions living without electricity in Central America.  The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) is honored to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Amigos de la Aldea (ADLA), a not-for-profit based in Guatemala that shares GBL’s mission of improving the quality of life of rural communities in Latin America. The two…


Global BrightLight Foundation Establishes Social Enterprise in Latin America

May 12, 2016

  The Global BrightLight Foundation has opened a new solar energy social enterprise in Latin America, focusing on the 30 million people in the Western Hemisphere with no access to electricity. Having completed projects in 9 different countries around the world since 2011, CEO Benjamin Bunker and the GBL Board of Directors concluded that the…