More than 1.5 billion people around the world live in the dark. Without energy and light, people’s potential for development is severely limited. The Solar Energy Foundation seeks innovative solutions the problem of energy access by harnessing the power of the sun and making it available to everyone.


The Solar Energie Foundation Philippines' new access program, Light for Education, will be inaugurated in an elementary school in...

How To Help

Without light, relief work stops. We are helping relief workers in disaster areas by equipping them with solar lights and charging. 

On November 9, 2013, the Philippines was struck...

Visit our Soundcloud to catch a recording of the MPR News Roundup featuring Ride for Light (at 4:49 on the recording). 2 years 37 weeks ago
Business Mirror featured Jim Ayala @jimayala1962 as well as his vision for Ride for Light. Check out the article here: 2 years 37 weeks ago
We're officially carbon-negative! The Light Riders stopped at Botolan, Zambales to meet Sambali Foundation and buy biochar stickers. Onward! 2 years 37 weeks ago
@NextBillion @JFillblog Thanks, NextBillion! Much appreciated! 2 years 37 weeks ago
Read about us on the news! Ride 4 Light is on Inquirer and on Manila Bulletin 2 years 38 weeks ago
Even better news: the Stiftung Solarenergie website now has a page for US-based donors! 2 years 38 weeks ago
Good news: Ride 4 Light has just been featured on PhilDev! Read all about us here: 2 years 38 weeks ago
Jim Ayala & Philippe Saubier spoke about Ride4Light on ANC this a.m.! Missed it? Catch them l8r on ANC at 6:30 pm! @jimayala1962 @psaubier 2 years 38 weeks ago
RT @PhilstarNews Jim Ayala and his light riders 2 years 39 weeks ago
Ride for Light is just around the corner & we're all getting excited (and busy!) about it. Meet our Light Riders here: 2 years 39 weeks ago