Happy Mother’s Day 2012

May 8, 2012

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Mother’s Day is around the corner & that means BabyEcoTrends.com is once again raising funds and awareness for We Care Solar.  As in the past years, we will donate 1% of our May sales to WCS.  This is the third year we are partnering with WCS but the founder, pediatrician Laura Stachel, has been at it since 2008.

The solar suitcase has saved the lives of countless mothers & babies in numerous countries.  In many underdeveloped countries, the inability to call a doctor can result in a tragic accident for a woman in labor and possibly for her baby, as well.  Dr. Satchel’s solar suitcase provides lighting, mobile communication and doubles as an ultrasound machine in communities where such equipment is nearly impossible to come by and electricity is unreliable.

Over the years, the solar suitcase has evolved; it was originally designed to support emergency obstetric care, but can now be used in a range of medical and humanitarian settings.  We Care Solar welcomes donations in any amount and we encourage you to consider making a gift to this great cause.

We Care Solar Medical Suitcase

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 8, 2010

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In 2008 while Dr. Laura Stachel 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.  In some cases, women were bleeding to death during child birth because there were no phone systems with which to summon a doctor.  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 Nigeria, Tanzania, Mexico, Haiti, Thailand and Burma and will very soon be used in Uganda.

Each suitcase costs about $1,000 to build, but can mean the difference between life and death for a mother in labor and her baby.  We would like to celebrate this Mother’s Day by donating 1% of our total May sales to WeCareSolar.com and we encourage all our friends to join us in making a donation to this very worthy cause.

“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect.  Everything gets reduced to essentials”,  Meryl Streep

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