Your Chicago: The Developers Of luminAID

(CBS) – Two Chicago architectural students have developed a product they hope will make vulnerable people safe following natural disasters.

CBS 2’s Kate Sullivan introduces us to the creators of luminAID.

Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta saw the images from the Haiti earthquake – with its people plunged into total darkness — and developed a rechargeable product that could provide light through solar technology.

They came up with the inflatable luminAID, which can serve as a lamp for up to 16 hours. To date, they’ve sold 75,000 of them, including orders to not-for-profit humanitarian organizations.

“Just to know that somebody will benefit from that light – yes, it’s very meaningful for us,” Stork says.

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