Liberian Lights: Rich Fahey’s Story

Rich (the white guy) and his crew in Liberia

For the season of lights, we are broadcasting our story on Rich Fahey.  Rich Fahey and his wife Suzanne were Peace Corps Volunteers in Libera in the late 60s.  More than 40 years later, Rich is back,  bringing solar lights and a market for them to Liberia.  His company LEN grew out of a 2009 meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female head of state and a complicated character.  Soon after, Rich retired from his law practice  became a 2010 Fellow at the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI), a Harvard graduate school program that works with leaders who are preparing to transition to second careers in community service.  Rich tells his story of how all this came about on the show.   Since my interview with Rich, his company has been the subject of an article in the Harvard Business Review.
And Susan Boe has a special comment on gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Listen to the show (28 min)

If you can’t see the player above, click HERE to listen.

The lights/phone chargers!

Woman reading at night

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