Nokero (short for No Kerosene) makes affordable solar light bulbs and cell phone chargers for communities living without access to electricity. Formed in June 2010, Nokero has since delivered more than 250,000 solar lights to over 100 countries around the world. The Nokero N200 solar bulb, featured in the Smithsonian’s Design for the Other 90% traveling exhibition, is rainproof, portable, and inexpensive - designed specifically with the budgets of off-grid communities in mind. Reaching these communities is often the greatest challenge, which is why Nokero is built on a model of partnership and collaboration. Nokero forms partnerships with local businesses, governments and non-profit organizations that deeply understand local needs, and we bring cutting-edge technology to complement their missions. Nokero lights and chargers are being deployed by humanitarian aid organizations in the aftermath of natural disasters, they are being sold in clean energy stores in Haiti, at hawker’s markets in South Africa, through a chain of bread bakeries in Fiji, and by door-to-door saleswomen in Uganda. Around the world, Nokero provides a compelling small business opportunity for entrepreneurs, spurring local enterprise and reducing poverty, while at the same improving health, greening the environment and empowering communities.