WakaWaka (“shine bright” in Swahili) is an award-winning social enterprise in the business of empowering lives. Our goal is to provide universal access to the abundant energy of the sun. We help people everywhere plug into the sun. For power and for light. In an emergency or for play. In the middle of the city or way off the beaten path. Which means you will never need another battery, candle or kerosene lamp. Because, you know … the sun will come out tomorrow and the day after and the day after …
Share the Sun
This is Why
Because there are more than a billion people living worldwide without access to electricity and there are more than a billion of people that can do something about it. Once the sun goes down, there are people that are forced to live, eat, study and work in pitch dark. They also can’t charge mobile phones or other devices. Need to call a doctor? Not possible. Stay in touch with family? Can’t. It’s disorienting and uncomfortable. And sometimes it’s life and death. The alternative for light for living off-grid are kerosene and candles. Problem is, indoor pollution from kerosene fuel kills more people than AIDS and Malaria combined. And every day thousands are burned and disfigured by kerosene fire.