$300,000: together with 35,000 Haitians we say: THANK YOU!
pls read below for an awesome pledge change...
It's hard to believe we only launched our campaign 3 weeks ago on 12-12-12 ... We hoped we would be more succesful than last year, having learned a few lessons. We started better prepared. But this ... is really, truly AMAZING!! You know, people tend to look at numbers, three hundred thousands us dollar sounds like an incredible amount of money. And it is. But 4324 backers, that is really so cool! you are with so many! I can hardly believe I am writing to so many fans, backers and friends at the same time. But let's look at an even more impressive number...
Yes... that is the number of people YOU are helping through this campaign after merely 3 weeks. For each WakaWaka Power you pledge, we provide 1 WakaWaka Light to a Haitian family on your behalf. A family there consists of 5 people on average. These families we're talking about live in the dark. check out this video to get an idea of what that is like. 35,000 people no longer need to fear getting burned as a result of kerosene lamp accidents. 35,000 people will be able to spend several hours extra every single days for years to come. Thousands of children will be able to do their homework at night, improve their grades in school. Parents will be able to work a little extra at night and they don't need to spend 10-20% (!) of their income on lighting fuels. For 35,000 people life does not stop any longer after sunset... It's hard to grasp the impact you guys are having.
As announced, we will in fact be fast tracking our plans for a WakaWaka assembly line on Haiti. I can tell you, even the Prime Minister Lamothe of Haiti knows about our plans and what we, together with you, have accomplished already in such a short period of time (President Martelly already received a WakaWaka last November...). We don't know how many jobs we'll be able to create, but it is a start of something bigger that we hope we can accomplish in Haiti.
Yesssss!!!! all of you who have backed and who will back before the end of the campaign, will receive a water proof pouch! It is safe to say that the nr. #4 below is the most favorit. So many of you have voted and practically everyone wants this one, especially after we tested it against others (professional test in my bathtub...).
Friends of WakaWaka
We consider you all to be "Friends of WakaWaka" and we hereby promise you we will always treat you as such. Backers are not customers, you are much more than that. You have given us your confidence. We would very much like to stay in touch. It won't always be me personally, but there's Maurits, Michiel, Wouter, Robin, Puck, Cas, Eric, Victor, Anita, Bidisha, Bill, and soon also Anthony who would be happy to respond depending on your question. Check us out on Facebook or Twitter. Your likes and your tweets and retweets are important to us, to WakaWaka as a brand and most of all to the people we're supporting elsewhere in the world. So let us know if you Like what we're doing.
Pledge $69: Get One - Give Two
For each WakaWaka Power you pledge for the $69 Reward tier, we will ensure two (2!) WakaWaka Lights will make it to two (2!) different Haitian families. That is totally 10 (ten!) people who live in a shelter still. You get your WakaWaka Power and enable us to provide a brighter future for 10 people in Haiti... a 1:10 ratio.
I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ALL OF YOU TO PLEASE CHANGE YOUR PLEDGE TO THE $69 REWARD
Yes, you pay more for the same WakaWaka Power, no you're not getting anything extra for it (except for the 25% extra battery capacity and the waterproof pouch of course...). But imagine what your life would be like of you would have 3 hours extra per day... every day... the rest of your life... Now imagine that for 10 people... No brainer I hope... (hope I am not being too pushy here though, but I am pretty excited about making this possible thanks to you). If you are an EARLY BIRD: add $10 for each WakaWaka Power you pledged. We'll do the math correctly and you get a chance to double check after the campaign ends.
THANK YOU ALL! we are truly grateful for your continued support.
on behalf of the entire and very hard working team:
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Dec 12, 2012 - Jan 11, 2013 (30 days)
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NEWSLETTER REWARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stay tuned on the latest news, which celebrities rally behind WakaWaka, what happens in Haiti. You will hear it first.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $49 or more
1000 backers All gone!
EARLY BIRD - LIMITED EDITION . . . . . . . . . Get WakaWaka Power in Yellow or Black delivered to your doorstep. Power to you!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $59 or more
1000 backers All gone!
LATE BIRD - LIMITED EDITION . . . . . . . . . Get WakaWaka Power in Yellow or Black delivered to your doorstep. Power to you!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $59 or more
2000 backers All gone!
FINAL LIMITED EDITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Get WakaWaka Power in Yellow or Black delivered to your doorstep. Power to you!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $69 or more
WAKAWAKA POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Get WakaWaka Power in Yellow or Black delivered to your doorstep. Power to you!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $89 or more
WAKAWAKA POWER & LIGHT SET . . . . . . . . . Get WakaWaka Power in Yellow or Black AND get an additional WakaWaka Light as a bonus reward. Never be without light again. Be prepared. Power & Light to you!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $99 or more
PERSONALIZED POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Get WakaWaka Power in Yellow of Black with your name on it. We'll add a black velvet pouch for safe keeping. Personal Power!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $99 or more
BLACKOUT PORTABLE EMERGENCY KIT . . . . . Be prepared for the next blackout. Stay informed, connected and... warm, where ever you are.Your reward is a classic WakaWaka Light, a WakaWaka Power, USB powered radio, USB heated gloves. check out the specs at the bottom. STAY CONNECTED - Power to you!Estimated delivery: May 2013Add $14 to ship outside the US
Pledge $499 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
POWER DINNER IN NEW YORK . . . . . . . . . . . . September 2013 we will be in New York for the CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE. We would like to invite you to have dinner with us. Exact day, time and place will be communicated with you. Of course we will send you a personalized WakaWaka Power in advance. (pls arrange your own transport & overnight stay).Estimated delivery: Sep 2013