Just because it left the headlines, doesn't mean it left the planet.
Learn more about how WakaWaka is supporting Aid Still Required in rebuilding Haiti.
Four months after Hurricane Matthew and seven years after the devastating 2010 earthquake there are still communities in need of support in Haiti. Haitians in rural areas suffer from up to 80 percent unemployment and according to the World Bank, only 38 percent of the country has access to reliable electricity.
Aid Still Required (ASR) is an organization that focuses on forgotten issues and people who have been left behind after natural disasters and humanitarian crises like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Together with celebrities like Maroon 5, ASR is currently raising funds for programs focusing on women, children and economic development in Haiti.
As a part of WakaWaka’s continuing mission to provide light to those living in crisis, we are donating 500 Wakawaka Power+ devices to Aid Still Required. The Powers will help vocational students at the Aid Still Required Academy work on their schoolwork after dark and charge their phones. The Powers will also eliminate the use of toxic kerosene lamps and the dangerous fumes they produce.
Part of this collaboration also consists of a video produced by Bright Vibes about ASR’s work in Haiti, which can be watched here. For every 25 shares, within 2 weeks, WakaWaka donates a WakaWaka Light to Haiti. This means 53 Lights will be donated to Haiti in addition to the 500 Powers we are donating to Aid Still Required.