12 Jun '15, 4pm

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

Of all the crowdfunding campaigns I’ve interviewed for Art of the Kickstart, undoubtedly one of the most successful and inspiring ones was WakaWaka . Formed by Camille van Gestel, this Dutch startup raised $48,399 in the close of 2011 to eradicate a common problem in rural Africa: access to electricity. Kids coming home from school, unable to complete homework because it’s too dark to read, women put at greater risk. The team created a portable, incredibly inexpensive solar LED light – something affordable and in high demand in the 3rd world and built a killer, carbon reducing company in the process. To date WakaWaka’s raised over $764k on Kickstarter and continues their mission of better, more efficient energy and lighting for all.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/10-successful-kickstarters-creating-...

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