Emirates Energy Award
Sunbox becomes the first Gaza based social enterprise to receive the renewable energy award organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
Sunbox registered a company and hired its first four employees.
We successfully shipped the first prototype to Gaza. It was shipped from the US and crossed the borders into its way to the family who received it.
MIT Pan Arab competition
Sunbox was declared the second runner-up for the social enterprise track in this competition.
SunBox imported 500w solar devices along with panels and batteries to provide 11 families inside the camps as a pilot for the company
We raised over $55k through crowdfunding on launchgood. This allowed us to provide subsidies on the coming shipment for the families.
SunBox imported 200 units across the Erez border into Gaza. This became pivotal in lifting movement and access restrictions on solar panels.
We designed a triple-bottom line business model that gives power to people who don't traditionally have it through cross-subsidization.
Our CEO explained SunBox vision through her speech at TEDwomen in California.
Mohammad Ali Humanitarian Award
We received the Six Core Principle Award for Confidence as a recognition for the impact SunBox created.dustry's standard