Happy Mother’s Day!


We’re celebrating Mother’s Day all through the month of May & donating 1% of the month’s sales to We Care Solar.  WCS is a non profit organization started by a pediatrician, Dr. Laura Stachel.  In 2008 she was observing a hospital in Nigeria as part of her work in maternal child health.  The electricity went out and a C-section that was already in progress had to be completed with the aid of flashlights.

Dr. Stachel noted that in some cases, women were bleeding to death during child birth simply because there were no phones with which to summon a doctor.  Worldwide, maternal mortality accounts for more than half a million deaths a year, nearly all of those deaths occur in underdeveloped countries.

Dr. Laura Stachel of We Care Solar with the Solar Suitcase

 

Dr. Stachel shared her frustration with her husband and together they created a “solar suitcase” she could take on the road with her.  Once back in Nigeria, Statchel’s “solar suitcase” was being used to power LED lights & walkie talkies as well as ultrasound machines.  As the word spread, other hospitals began submitting their requests for the solar energy kits.

This growing demand and the need to meet it gave rise to WeCareSolar.com.  So far, the “solar suitcase” has helped people in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Thailand, Burma, Tibet & India.  We encourage all our friends to join us in making a donation to this very worthy cause.

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