WakaWaka in Haiti - A look back
The WakaWaka Foundation visited Haiti last week with the first batch of WakaWaka Lights packed in their luggage. They distributed the first lights in off-grid villages and refugee camps and met with many Haitians to learn about their experiences in the disaster stricken country.
This summer the WakaWaka Foundation will donate 12.000 WakaWaka Lights to Haitians who are still suffering the effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Even now, three years after the earthquake, 370.000 thousand Haitians live in complete darkness at night. Many families reside in semi-permanent refugee camps where they are dependent on dirty, toxic and dangerous kerosene lamps. The use of these lamps leads to frequent ‘camp fires’, wiping out whole sections of the camps with many casualties and severe burns.
Read the entire article on the WakaWaka Foundation website