Origin of Cool: Kenya
Solar LED Lamp Lights Up Kenyan School
1.5 billion people around the globe remain without access to a stable or safe source of light. WakaWaka aims to change that. It is a solar LED lamp concept that can fit snuggly onto a soda bottle and hopes to hit the market with a low US$10 price tag.
WakaWaka promises to provide 16 hours of light from one day of solar charge. Should it run on empty when not used for a couple of months, the user can simply charge it in the sun for a couple of hours and it’s good to go.
As part of a Kickstarter initiative, the WakaWaka creators will donate three solar lamps to the students and teachers at the Mwamtsefu school in Kenya for every US$125 pledge or more. The team has already raised over US$34,000!
WakaWaka is headed by Camille van Gestel, a founder of Off-Grid Solutions, a company that creates feasible and affordable solutions for families who do not have access to electricity. If you want to support this project, WakaWaka Kickstarter pledges start from US$1 and the campaign finishes on January 7.
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