The WakaWakas have been distributed in remote off-grid villages such as: Somone Peul, Kob Gayan, Kissane, Palam Raw, Babel Serer and Thio. Priority was given to families with school going children.
The WakaWakas were very useful for the people in the villages since it gets dark early. Therefore they often used battery torches or even candles for lighting. The use of batteries is relatively expensive and candles were very dangerous to use in houses made out of straw. Many of the villagers do own a phone, which they are now able to charge easily with the WakaWaka Power.