For every Waka Power sold, the Grid Earth Store will donate a Waka Waka light to a family in need.
Georgetown, TX (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
For every Waka Power light sold by the Grid Earth Store, a Waka Waka light will be donated to a family in need. You can own the coolest solar lamp and USB charger available, while allowing a family living in poverty to have safe light for the first time.
Nearly one thousand people burn to death every day due to kerosene lamps alone. Most of them are children. Children under one year of age rarely survive. (According to the World Health Organization, http://www.who.int/hia/hgebrief_henergy.pdf.
Almost one fourth of the planet lives without access to electricity. They are forced to use dangerous and ineffective alternatives to light their homes after dark.
The Grid Earth Project was formed in 2010 for the purpose of distributing solar powered LED lights to those living without access to safe lighting in their home at no cost. Most of who are currently using kerosene, candles, or fire to see after dark. Some simply remain in darkness.
Another two million people die each year from the toxic fumes emitted from dangerous fuels in their homes. Respiratory illness is the number one cause of death in children under five in these locations.
Lack of light is a barrier to proper education. Follow up studies by the Grid Earth Project have found that not only are burns eliminated but that reading and math scores rapidly rise. For the first time, it does not hurt their eyes to read. They no longer have to risk being burned by getting too close to a candle. The students in these areas recognize education as a privilege and have a thirst for hunger. Education is the tool that enables people to pull themselves out of poverty.
The money that the average family spends on kerosene or candles can amount to a large portion of their income. Productivity increases an average of 30% in areas where safe solar light is now available. If that savings is applied to life improvements like tuition for school children, and increasing economic opportunities, people would break the cycle of poverty themselves.
There is also an environmental impact to using clean, sustainable solar power light. The conversion from kerosene to solar light eliminates hundreds of tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere each year.
The free distribution of solar LED lamps accomplishes the Mission of the Grid Earth Project:
Increase Economic Opportunity
The Grid Earth Store offers the finest off-grid products available anywhere. Among them are solar backpacks, portable multi-chargers, solar ovens, and even solar generators.
Whether you are a serious off-grid enthusiast, serious about emergency preparedness, or just want the coolest gadgets around, the Grid Earth Store has something to offer you.
At the same time, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping your less fortunate neighbors around the world. Please visit soon. Children are dying needlessly, every day. Together we can stop it.