Extreme energy poverty serves as a critical issue facing the global community. In fact, over 90% of residents in Liberia and Sierra Leone, which serve as hotbeds for the Ebola virus, suffer from a lack of access to electricity. In an effort to defeat extreme energy poverty and aid the fight against the deathly disease, WakaWaka, an award winning impact driven social venture, has launched an innovative Kickstarter campaign to fund its self-titled solar power and light “first aid kit.”
For every pledge made towards helping to develop this compact and portable solar power kit, WakaWaka will provide a solar light to Ebola health care workers, first responders and families in West Africa. Founder and CEO, Camille van Gestel stated, “Our mission is to use the power of the sun to unite and empower people to light their world. We believe that everyone, regardless of age, position, or predicament, has the ability to be an agent of light that can spark positive change. By helping to marshal the call for much needed solar power in Ebola stricken countries, Waka Flocka Flame is truly a formidable #AgentofLight.”
The Waka Flocka Flame x WakaWaka partnership will bring awareness to the Kickstarter campaign and ultimately help save lives. Waka Flocka Flame noted, “This simple yet brilliant idea can literally bring people out of the dark in parts of the world that are indeed suffering, Join me in celebrating the type of innovation that helps change lives for the better. If you’re down with Waka Flocka contribute now to WakaWaka!”
Waka Flocka is offering contributing fans a chance to attend his next video shoot, access to concert tickets, Meet & Greets, Skype sessions and more. As a dependable and affordable solar solution for power and light, the WakaWaka Base will serve as an indispensable tool in providing light and power around world and creating various opportunities for those without access to electricity.
Currently, there are 1.2 billion people living without sufficient access to electricity. Due to a powerful battery pack and ultra efficient solar panel, the WakaWaka Base will provide an opportunity for these individuals to light up their homes, charge their electronic devices and always stay connected. The WakaWaka Base’s technology allows for communication, entrepreneurial activities and socio-economic development. Ultimately, the inspiration for the WakaWaka Base is to ensure that no one has to live in the dark any longer.
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