XTorch founder, Gene Palusky, experienced the issue first hand while helping children in Equatorial Guinea (Africa) with his fiancé, Keidy. While there, Keidy became sick with malaria. In the darkness, Gene was forced to use a temperamental dying flashlight to check her temperature. Gene and a doctor friend desperately traveled dark back roads searching nearby villages (also without power) for the medications needed for Keidy. Finally, by the light of a single candle, they managed to insert an IV that saved her life.

Our Passion

This experience made the need for light in remote villages very personal for Gene and Keidy. Now their life passion is to get an XTorch into the hands of energy-poor children and advocate the humanitarian benefits of a solar-rechargeable light.

Keidy, Gene, and their family are now living in the Dominican Republic—always exploring ways to bring light to remote, energy poor areas. 

XTorch Helps With:

  • Better education
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced fear/greater sense of security
  • Reliable health services
  • Reduced dangerous kerosene fumes
    Saves cost on recharging phone batteries
  • Less garbage, up to 10-year battery life
Dominican store owner using solar lantern
Compassion International Haiti

Our Partners

Partnering with non-profit and humanitarians, we bring light and backup power to people living in remote areas, locations without reliable power, and areas who suffer due to natural disaster. Our many intrepid partners are our “boots on the ground”, helping wherever the need is greatest.


We can continue to Share the Light

South America charity

1,000 XTorch flashlights are being
distributed to Venezuelan refugees on the Columbian border by Bethany Christian Services.

haiti charity

963 XTorch flashlights & 963 XTorch solar panels with charging cables are being distributed to Haitian children by Compassion International

30 countries donated to

XTorch flashlights are bringing light to children in 30 countries

Want to share the Light?

Get in contact with one of our team members today and we’ll work with you to share the light with people in need across the world.