ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 Ebola, WakaWaka, an award winning impact driven social venture, has launched an innovative Kickstarter campaign to fund its WakaWaka Base, the world's first 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.
"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," said Camille van Gestel, Founder and CEO of WakaWaka. " By helping to marshal the call for much needed solar power in Ebola stricken countries, Waka Flocka Flame is truly a formidable #AgentofLight."
A global superstar with loyal fans, the Waka Flocka Flame x WakaWaka partnership will bring awareness to the Kickstarter campaign and ultimately help save lives. "This simple yet brilliant idea can literally bring people out of the dark in parts of the world that are indeed suffering," said Waka Flocka Flame. "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.
Click here to help and learn more about the Kickstarter campaign: http://www.membrainllc.com/wakawaka
WakaWaka is in the business of improving and saving lives. WakaWaka is an award winning, impact driven, social venture that fights to abolish extreme energy poverty throughout the world. We are committed to our sustainable business model that makes the distribution of renewable energy-based lighting easy and cost-effective. In essence we operate as any other business, but proceeds made from selling WakaWaka products at competitive prices are used to make them available to off-grid communities around the world at an affordable rate. In two short years WakaWaka has provided light to more than 500,000 families living in the dark.
Offering solutions for the 1.2 billion people who live off-grid, our products, including the world's most efficient solar light and chargers, help make families self-sufficient, sustainable and safe. Solutions that fulfill basic needs that work properly and keep on working. Solutions that are sustainable and affordable for families living on approximately $2/day.
Waka Waka Contacts:
North America: [email protected] +1 646-535-3468
Global: [email protected] +31 6 117 69 719
Waka Flocka Flame Contact:
Edwin Banacia, Schure Media Group: [email protected]