WHO WE ARE
We’re a social impact company on a mission to provide universal access to the abundant energy of the sun.
We help people plug into the sun. For power and for light. In an emergency or for play.
In the middle of the city or way off the beaten path.
WakaWaka means “shine bright” in Swahili. We help share the sun.
Which means you will never need another battery, candle or kerosene lamp.
Because, you know … the sun will come out tomorrow and the day after and the day after …
WHY WE GIVE
Because there are more than a billion people living worldwide without access to electricity and there are more than a billion of people that can do something about it. Once the sun goes down, there are people that are forced to live, pray, eat, study and work in pitch dark. They also can’t charge mobile phones or other devices.
Need to call a doctor? Not possible. Stay in touch with family? Can’t.
It’s disorienting and uncomfortable. And sometimes it’s life and death.
The alternative for light for living off-grid is kerosene. Problem is, indoor pollution from kerosene fuel kills more people than AIDS and Malaria combined. And every day thousands are burned and disfigured by kerosene fire.
HOW WE SHARE THE SUN
We left the best part for last: Buy a WakaWaka and you get to send one to someone living through a humanitarian crisis. Survivors of catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal, Haiti and the Philippines; families displaced by war and strife; and many many others are able to tap into the power of the sun for light and power through the exact same WakaWaka design and quality.