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By Davidson Toussaint
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About

Two years ago Mike Bellot lost his cousin, someone he consider like a brother, in a tragic accident in Haiti. Andy a hard working young man, a hope of an entire family, for a whole community, smart man with the dream to become a doctor to help people of our community also create a better living for our poor family. 

To fulfill his dream he was working really hard, studying really late at night using candlelight due to the lack access to electricity in Haiti where only 37% of the population gets a regular access. A June 14, all his dream was to end up on a table, his cousin was using candlelight to study and he felt asleep, the candle fires the table and he was trapped in the burning house. his cousin was not able to escape the fire and he died only his ashes were found. All this happened because he didn’t have access to a safe energy. This incident left deep cicatrices in me, and it’s been a motivation to and my friend Wendy to take action because we don’t want anyone else lost a family, or a friend because of such incident. It’s unthinkable that people still doesn't have access to electricity, that someone living with less than 2 USD per day has to spend 30% of their income to charge their cell phone, buy kerosene for lightening at night, using candle light which represents a danger. to solve this once and for all we created "SOLO BAG"

 

Solo bag is a school bag embedded with a solar panel which absorbs sunlight during daytime, After the bag been exposing to the sunlight, the energy is store in a build in battery bank and admits eco-friendly and sustainable light at night.  

Pre-Design
Pre-Design

Then student could use this energy to turn on the light to study and do their homework at night. And what is really cool with this bag is, there are USB ports connect to the solar bank so student can use to charge their mobile phone, 1 hour in the sun would Provide 6 hours of light, and Charge a mobile phone.

Solo Bag
Solo Bag

Solo bag is something that we believe will drastically change the lives and the future of millions people, not just in Haiti but all over the world. It targets the issue of education, lack of electricity, clean energy, health and fatal complications that occur because of candle light.

Working prototype
Working prototype

 

 What would school bag look likes in the future in developing countries? At Solo Bag, we dream of a device capable of resolving health problem, or other issues related to the use of kindle light to study. We see a long term solution in areas with no electricity to resolve phone charging problems. and Since the things you carry in your bag cost money we do not want them to get lost, this why our bags are equipped with a GPS tracker to help you locate your bag. We make it very easy for any person to use it without any issue. 

 

Solo Bag was founded by Mike Bellot and Torcel Wendianne, two Haitian students in Taiwan with a passion for resolving different issues with new technology. Later on Davidson Toussaint, a Haitian Entrepreneur, Business Strategist and Marketing and Communication Specialist joined the team as a Senior partner.  Next to them, they have brought together a team of freelancers and experts to help on tasks such as industrial design, electronics, embedded and mobile development.

 

 

 

After many years of hard work, and testing, we now have a complete functional prototype. We have an amazing bag with three great features (Light, rechargeable tool and a GPS tracker) additionally a small solar panel that can help you recharge the bag. 1 hour of charge 6 hours of use 

Mass production is our next following step. In order to achieve that goal with the same level of quality, it requires important investment. You pre-order secured on this platform will help us go though this step.

Most importantly by participating in this kickstarter, you becoming part of the solution, and our vision. We allow you to directly contribute to this project by giving your feedback and suggestions on the first version of our bag.

We welcome you to this amazing journey by making the future brighter by encouraging a more secure way to study at night in developing countries like Haiti.

Mike, Wendianne and Davidson

 

Risks and challenges

Like any new technology we have experienced certain challenges, that we are able to fix most of them after several tests,

We are working on better the product, now it is only 6 hours if you are using the light only, but if you are using the charger, it consume more electricity.

We working with several suppliers to come up with longer solution, but most importantly we will pay a close attention to your suggestions and feedbacks to improve the product.

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    To show you our appreciation we will send you a personalised thank you note for your contribution to solo bag

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    Solo Bag Hand Made card

    Our bag cost $25 dollars, you can allow a child to have one, you will receive a picture of the child with his/her bag and a thank you from our team in a Haitian hand made card

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    With $50 donation you will allow two student to have this bag, and to show our appreciation you will receive a solobag t-shirt

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    For this donation you will receive a premium solo bag

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    Solo Bag Change Maker

    with this donation you become a solo bag change maker you, will receive the SOLOBAG Change maker medail, one premium Bag, and one t-shit

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    Distribution of Solo Bag

    Free trip to Haiti to helop distribute Solo bag, in addition you will receive personalised Premium SoloBags, change maker medail, free solobag, and one t-shirt

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