WakaWaka tests in refugee camp Kenya

WakaWaka Lights where put at the disposal of the Fafi Integrated Develpment Association (FaIDA) who in turn tested the lights at a refugee camp operated by UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency). The test was meant to assess the suitability and acceptability by refugees in the Dabaab region in Kenya. The results of this report were overwhelmingly positive.

All refugees were able to use the WakaWaka Light and half of them considered it 'the greatest gift received in the camp'. For the majority the manuel was very clear, only 16% reported problems with the lamps. The lamp increased working and reading to six (!) hours and benefited pupils to a big extent. ‘The solar lamps were handy in the refugee camp in enabling beneficiaries light their tents. Also 95% would like more solar lamps distributed so that they are able to light their tents at night and get the benefit from the lighting’, states the FaIDA report. The WakaWaka team is thrilled with these test results and will deploy more WakaWaka Lights in refugee regions such as Dabaab.

 

 

WakaWaka FAIDA Executive Summary :

The Waka waka pilot test showed that 50% of the respondents were not earning and depended on food ration in refugee camp. 51% had not heard of solar lamps and 89% were using other sources of lighting especially torches. The respondents were able to use the Waka waka solar lamps with only 16% reporting problems with the lamps. In terms of appearance, 61% found the solar lamps attractive. 100% found that the light quality was adjustable to the desired strength. The lamps increased working and reading hours to six hours and benefited pupils to a big extent. The solar lamps were also handy in the refugee camp in enabling beneficiaries light their tents. 95% would like more solar lamps distributed so that they are able to light their tents at night and get the benefit from the lighting.

To dowload the full Report (PDF) click here

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