Flexible Light and Power Bags to Haiti

Editor’s note: For more on the the FLAP portable solar bag, please see the FLAP FAQ page.

Back in November, we sent a number of FLAPs (Flexible Light And Power solar bags) to be tested by Maison de Naissance’s mobile health care workers. When the devastating earthquake struck, we reached out to Maison de Naissance’s staff to see if they could use additional FLAPs. With the enormous number of people displaced, Robin Johnson from Maison said they would be delighted to receive any additional FLAPs and distribute them to the displaced of Haiti.

Once we knew the FLAPs were needed, we were faced with the logistics challenge of transporting them to Port-Au-Prince. We owe a big thanks to Honeywell for providing cargo space in its business jets to transport supplies and Partners in Health medical staff. Honeywell, with the support of its employees has also committed $1 Million in cash to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Efforts.

FLAP bags to Haiti
PopTech staffer Cordelia Newlin de Rojas with FLAP bags packed for Haiti.

Much help is still needed in Haiti. We urge the PopTech community to donate urgently required funds to the many outstanding organizations such as Partners in Health and the Red Cross who are providing critical support to Haitians in need.

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