Hurricane Matthew has left a trail of destruction in Haiti, a country still recovering from the 2010 earthquake and recent hurricanes. Large parts of the country have been plunged into darkness with no access to electricity or phone lines. Safe access to light and power is now even more important than ever since it helps survivors finding their loved ones and emergency response teams in their lifesaving work.
In 2013 the WakaWaka community donated over 12,000 WakaWaka Lights to more than a dozen emergency relief organizations in Haiti, to aid those who were still living in shelters without electricity. Some 60,000 Haitians now have safe, sustainable solar at night thanks to thousands of crowdfunders from Kickstarter and OnePlanetCrowd.
Our help is needed again. Light and connectivity are of the utmost importance in emergency situations. WakaWaka distributed the first 350 WakaWaka Lights within 48 hours after Matthew made landfall in Haiti. With your continued help we can do more.