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WAKAWAKA – 100,000 UNITS TO THOSE IN NEED

Another great milestone for WakaWaka

In addition to increasing local support and market uptake, we are pleased to announce the achievement of another great milestone for WakaWaka.  As an impact driven social venture that fights to abolish energy poverty across the globe, we are proud to report that a total of 100,000 WakaWaka units have been distributed to disaster zones and areas of need around the world.

 “We are committed to ensuring that in addition to enhancing recreational activities and improving safety and security, our products empower communities where daily consumption of electricity is not a reality either as a result of energy poverty or through national disaster,” says Ryan Steytler, Director, Sungrid Group.

Some of the areas that continue to benefit from free or subsidised WakaWaka units include the likes of Syria (34,474 units), the Philippines (13,368 units), Haiti (12,000 units) and Kenya (5,546 units).

“100,000 units to date, and counting,” adds Steytler.

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SUNNY SIDE UP’S BIG WILLIE READY FOR OVERLAND ADVENTURE

Hi everybody!

Let’s introduce ourselves first: we are Laurens Wiersma and Maike van Grootel and we recently started the foundation Sunny Side Up. Sunny Side Up aims to support sustainable energy in developing countries. We believe that everybody has the right to clean, safe, affordable and reliable energy. Therefore we will devote the coming year to support several sustainable energy projects in Africa and Asia.

image1We have spend our last days preparing our vehicle, but now ‘Big Willie’ is ready for the overland adventure. Off course this Sunny Side Up vehicle is equipped with several portable solar solutions itself. We have a WakaWaka with us which is a solar unit small enough to carry it anywhere. And an Ecoboxx which has foldable solar panels that can support us with all the electricity we need while camping. Thank you In2Brands!

Want to learn more about our foundation and stay up-to-date about our projects?

Our website: www.sunnysideupfoundation.com

Our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sunnysideupfoundation.