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Super efficient Personal Solar Power Station to charge your iPad, iPhone or any other smart phone. With excellent reading light.
5,622 backers pledged $419,472 to help bring this project to life.

Lighting up Haiti!

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12 000 Lights have made their way to Haiti and have been distributed to recovering rural areas. This project has acquired a place in the spotlight by supporting the efforts of local Haitian NGOs to ensure safety, work opportunities, longer studying time for children, cleaner streets, new roads, more trees replaced and a higher disposable income. 

Your contribution helped to reach the second stretch goal and made it possible for the creation of a pilot assembly line and work opportunities for local women. Together with the cooperation of Haiti Equipment and Maintenance Services (HEMS), many local women assembled and packaged WakaWaka Lights. It was evident that the women were not only interested in the fabrication, but also in the product itself. Every participant received one WakaWaka for their family. We’re currently assessing the future of large-scale product assembly in Haiti as well as eventual local production of the WakaWaka’s casing. Even the government is excited and has placed a first pilot order! 

These lights are really making an impact, not only in Haiti and at your home, but all around the world. Since the devastating tropical storm, Haiyan, in the Philippines, we’ve been partnering with individuals and organizations for the next Buy One, Give One. WakaWaka Powers provide immediate assistance as well as long-term relief by enabling the survivors to see after dark and to charge their phones to connect with family members elsewhere. In addition, emergency response teams also need a source of light and power to gear up for their relief efforts. The desire is to reach and help as many people as we can, who had little before the tyfoon, and are left with less. 

In the coming days you will hear from me again, especially on this topic. If you can't wait: go to www.solarforphilippines.org and spread the word! 

A heartfelt thank you for making it possible to help families such as these by supporting the product from concept to completion. Thank you for your feedback, your patience, your investment and your ability to make it happen. 

We are extremely proud of our Kickstarter Backers and we brag about you on occassions, leaving people with open mouths wondering 'how we did it'... well... we didn't ... you did

I sincerely hope you will all continue to follow what we do with WakaWaka. We have added you to our newsletter. If you haven't received one yet, go to www.waka-waka.com and subscribe (have you seen our new web design & impact map?? zoom in on Haïti... http://waka-waka.com/impact/ 

Let's keep in touch and I look forward to hearing from you some day. 

Warm wishes & a Big Hug to you all,

Camille

The arrival of WakaWaka Lights in Haiti
The arrival of WakaWaka Lights in Haiti
WakaWakas benefit the environment, family health and child education while increasing financial savings and improve safety at night.
WakaWakas benefit the environment, family health and child education while increasing financial savings and improve safety at night.
Thank you crowdfunders!
Thank you crowdfunders!
 
Many families in Lascahobas received WakaWaka Lights. Read what they have to say!
Many families in Lascahobas received WakaWaka Lights. Read what they have to say!
This village has safe solar lighting now
This village has safe solar lighting now
Evening study hours have been extended for these students and many more, thanks to you!
Evening study hours have been extended for these students and many more, thanks to you!
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Women assembling WakaWaka Lights in Haiti  

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Comments

    1. Creator antimix on November 20, 2013

      Hi Camille,

      great work. I think you (we) will need to set-up a campaign also for Philippines.

      Regards

    2. Creator peterwachter on November 20, 2013

      Camille and associates, While I very much like the design and utility of my WakaWaka light and WakaWaka Power the only real use I get from them is demonstrating them to others with the hope that they will join the effort. Your stories, photos and video are much appreciated. They validate your, and our, efforts. Wising you all the best. Peter

    3. Creator David Di Troia on November 20, 2013

      Hey Camille, Loving my Waka Waka, it's a great product. Great work in Haiti and Syria.

      Cheers

      Dave