New York, NY – On April 22 2015, Alice Chun and Stacy Kelly launched a Kickstarter campaign for SolarPuff, a little solar lantern with a HUGE impact. With less than a week to go this campaign has raised over $384,000 and is giving the Kickstarter community the opportunity to support disaster relief in Nepal in a big way.
“Our lantern distinguishes itself from other solar lanterns because of its modern flat pack pop-open design. The purpose of the SolarPuff’s design component is fostering our belief in good design for all, in both the first world and third world countries,” explain the creators, “It is specifically engineered to withstand extreme outdoor environments. This product is revolutionizing the way we light our world.”
SolarPuff is a formidable champion of beautiful, mobile, modern, and sustainable lighting, simply using the limitless renewable awesomeness of our sun. These solar lights are great for the design-conscious consumer and the adventurer, but they can make an even bigger difference for people involved in disaster relief efforts.
The SolarPuff was first developed by Alice Min Soo Chun for emergency relief after the Haiti earthquake. Recently, the team turned to Kickstarter to get the support they needed to scale their inventory and to market and distribute the SolarPuff worldwide. During this campaign backers have had the chance to donate SolarPuffs to those in need as well as purchase them for themselves.
“We want to change the reliance on dirty fuels to light the homes of people living off the grid. Globally there are at least 1.6 billion people without reliable access to electricity,” the team says, “This lack of access to efficient energy becomes even more apparent in rural areas of developing countries where most lighting is fueled by kerosene, which is not only toxic but extremely expensive, creating a vicious cycle of poverty.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including one SolarPuff donated to Nepal Disaster Relief for $25, get one SolarPuff for yourself and donate one to Nepal for $50, get three and give two to Nepal earthquake relief for $125, and more.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.
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Company Name: SolarPuff
Contact Person: Stacy Kelly
Country: United States