**"Bright Idea for Export" - HiNation Featured in SvD
On Friday Oct 26th, HiNation was featured in an article in SvD Näringsliv, one of the largest newspapers of Sweden. It describes the current situation in parts of Africa and Asia, where many thousands of women and children die every year from indoor air pollution from kerosene lamps. Read the full article here in Swedish or English (translated).
**Swedish Church tests HiLights with Midwives in Zimbabwe
Swedish Church has decided to purchase HiLights to test how to improve the situation for midwives mainly in rural areas of Zimbabwe. HiNation has recently seen how replacing kerosene lamps with strong, safe light and readily having access to mobile phone charging can improve the health care in areas lacking electricity. With the upcoming project, we look forward to receiving additional input on benefits of replacing carbon fuels with renewable energy!
**AIDEX Fair in Brussels
Last week, AIDEX (http://www.aid-expo.com), the European Aid Exhibition Fair, gathered the industry to show, discuss and debate on how to provide the most efficient support in disaster situations. Personally, I rank Doctors without Borders (Medecins sans Frontiers) (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/) as one of the most impressive organisations; with dedicated staff and apparently an efficient logistics chain despite tough conditions.
Just like last year, HiNation met a number of potential partners with which we see a good opportunities to reach out to more people - both staff and beneficiaries in the field. As a result of AIDEX, HiLight will now be tested both to provide light in shelters and to charge NGO staff satellite phones in the field.
**"Business for a Better World" Day
In beginning of October the big banks: World Bank (http://www.worldbank.org/), African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org/en/), Asian Development Bank (http://www.adb.org/) and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (http://www.ebrd.com) presented their focus and plans to the Stockholm audience, including HiNation (of course).
**How Much do you Pay to Charge your Mobile Phone?
Want to know how much money our users earn by using HiLight to sell mobile phone charges? Find out the details in Claudio Lamsa Da Silva's mini case study on selling mobile phone charges, and his experience of using HiLight in Angola. Click here (http://hination.com/2012/10/angola-september-2012-claudio-lamsa-da-silva/)!
**Did you Buy your Christmas Gifts yet?
If not, buy a GIFT CERTIFICATE and make an important difference. Read more and Get a Gift Certificate (http://hination.com/shop/) for Christmas!
Linda Krondahl, CEO
+46 (0)707-94 92 80
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HiNation® was founded in 2008 by Linda Krondahl, M.Sc. Chemical Engineering and Technology Management. HiNation cooperates with external expertise, organisations and universities for product development, manufacturing and sales. Our mission is to provide the best solar powered products to people around the globe, focusing on two markets - Outdoor users www.hination.com and Off-grid users www.hination.org.
Today 1,7 billion people, about 25% of the world's population, lack access to electricity. Instead, they get light from open fires, kerosene lamps or battery flash lights. The result is unhealthy emissions, affecting the health of people locally and the environment globally, but also the risk related to fires in areas where water often is a scarce resource. With HiNation's portable solar panel HiLight they can produce their own energy for durable lighting and charging cell phones and other portable device.