[Update Nov-27-2013] More than 21,000 WakaWakas will be helping Filipino survivors and Aid workers.
Philippines – After almost two weeks, the devastation left by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is still very visible. Survivors on the hardly hit areas in the country are still dependent on relief operations for food and water. Millions still live without electricity. Without power relief efforts are limited within daylight and becomes more challenging with limited communications.
To bring light and power to the typhoon survivors in the Philippines, WakaWaka has partnered with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to bring as many solar powered lamps and chargers on the ground, as soon possible.
You can help bring light and power to the typhoon survivors, with WakaWaka’s Buy one and Give one to the Philippines. When you buy one for yourself, they will give one to those in need. Or might as well donate two.
The WakaWaka solar powered devices provide light to enable survivors to see after dark, feel safer from some opportunistic looters, charge their mobile devices to stay connected with their family elsewhere, or call for help in case of emergencies. It can also provide light and power to help relief efforts by extending operations and keep communication devices charged.
You can support by donating either a WakaWaka Power (light and charger) or WakaWaka light (light only). For more details on the products and how it works you can checkout – WakaWaka Power Review
Delivering clean water and safe sanitation is the IRC’s first focus. People have lost their income, their food stocks, their agricultural land has been decimated. The aid is reaching the major hubs, but it’s very difficult to reach the areas that have been hit hardest because roads have been washed away. There is no power – limited communication.
I personally own one WakaWaka Power. It was very useful when typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit Cebu. Power went out for two days on our area, the device was perfect as light source at night and for charging mobile devices for communication and keeping updated with all the news upudate.
In the morning you can always charge it under the sun. It charges even with little sunlight. If you use the lamp for 12 hours it should be able to last for more than two days with one full charge. For more details on the products and how it works you can checkout – WakaWaka Power Review
Help is pouring in from all over the world. The first of at least 17 000 WakaWakas are on their way and are already being used. But still a lot needed. You can be part of the rebuilding process by giving light and power to the people in the Philippines. Help bring light and power to the Philippines.
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