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May 9, 2014

"I watched helplessly as women failed to get timely emergency treatment. Without electricity, the hospital was crippled. Babies were born into utter darkness." ---Dr. Laura Stachal-

The Solar Suitcase that's Saving Lives

When Dr. Laura Stachal first visited a Nigerian hospital, she was shocked by what she witnessed. The lights went out in the operating room during an emergency caesarian section. Sadly, during her two week stay she witnessed countless other times when the lives of mothers and infants were placed at risk due to the lack of a reliable electricity source. When she returned from that trip, she was inspired to make a change. Working with her husband and social energy educator, Hal Aronson, they created the first 'solar suitcase' - a mobile device capable of delivering over 20 hours of much needed energy. Read more to learn how this simple device is helping to save lives throughout the world.

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