2000 WakaWakas pledged for Nepal
On april 25th 2015, a massive earthquake of magnitatude 7.8 hit central Nepal, near Kathmandu. Thousands are believed dead and the destruction is enormous. That's why WakaWaka commits to donating 2000 WakaWaka Lights to help Nepal recover from this earthquake.
Local NGO's have sent WakaWakas urgent pleas for help because large parts of the country have been plunged into darkness with no access to electricty or phone lines. WakaWakas are essential for survivors to stay safe at night and for aid workers to stay connected. We are mobilizing resources to get more solar lights and phone chargers to Nepal.
But we need your help to do more. You can donate WakaWakas directly to the WakaWaka Foundation. A WakaWaka Light enables a family to safely see, study, move about, cook, read and gather after the sun goes down.
“People are gathered in their thousands in open spaces,” says Cecilia Keizer, director of Oxfam in Nepal. With phone lines down and electricity cut off, communications are very difficult, she reports.
Nepal is already suffering everyday because of the rampant energy poverty; over 60% of the country does not have access to electricity. WakaWakas will have a lasting impact on the lives of Nepali families.