Donate and help bring light to Haiti & Nepal. The Sisterhood has teamed up with Alison Thompson of "Third Wave Volunteers" a non profit organization that helps people around the world that have been affected by natural disasters. The song "One Light" was inspired and written about a new invention called "The Solar Puff" that is helping bring light and life to people with no electricity in third world countries.
The Solar Puff was created by Alice Min Soo Chun, an assistant professor at Parsons The New School of Design. The light is durable, lightweight (just 2.6 ounces), waterproof and folds flat to fit in a pocket, making it ideal for use in disaster situations. It provides 8 to 12 hours of lights from a ring of LEDs after its lithium-ion battery is recharge with a small solar panel in 4 to 5 hour of direct sunlight.
Most of us underestimate the importance of light in our lives- In Developing countries and poorer communities life is dictated by the sun. When a village has no access to an electrical power gridor generator or when power has been destroyed by a natural disaster such as an earthquake or hurricane, much work can only take place when there is daylight. It’s estimated that a quarter of the world’s population—1.6 BILLION people—live without electricity, limiting the hours they have for activities like cleaning, sewing, socializing or studying.
The Solar Puff is a versatile, safe, portable, affordable, pollution-free light, waterproof solution to lack of access to light that doesn’t require access to a power grid.
Below is a message from Alison...
"In Haiti I witnessed the power of light in a way i hadn't thought of before. We were running a camp for over 65,000 earthquake victims and I noticed a correlation between the absence of light and the number of rape victims I was seeing in our field hospital daily. When the solar lights were down ( due to theft or damage) rapes went up 80% overnight as women were forced to walk around in the dark and were raped without anyone seeing it.
I have given out many lights to rape victims all over the world and some write to tell me how much safer they feel now that they can can see what is coming in the dark. They also beg for more lights for their friends, who are also scared. It is in these moments that the importance of light became tattooed into my heart and the journey with The SolarPuff began. " - Alison Thompson