Solar Ear manufactures solar powered hearing aids by people who are deaf for people with a hearing loss in developing countries. By developing practical technologies creating employment, training and education programs, Solar Ear created a sustainable professional enterprise, as well as positively affecting the way civil society views the skills of people with disabilities. Solar Ear helps other organizations replicate their business model for free. Sixteen years ago, Solar Ear started in Botswana, replicated in Brazil and now has scaled to China. In 2018, it will open offices in Russia, India and Canada.
Voting member: Howard Weinstein
Member since 2017