Sounds like technology is making a difference in the lives of the victims of the Haitian earthquakes. Several different companies that produce products that use solar power have been sending equipment as part of the aid mission. Among the equipment are lights for hospitals and solar panels to help with water purification.
The solar powered lights are being placed in hospitals, enabling doctors to continue to work after dark, and the solar panels are being used to power water pumps used in the water purification process. In addition to water and light, a Dutch company is donating solar powered cell phones in order to help with communications. Last but not least, another American company is shipping solar powered ovens, which will allow people to cook without use of charcoal or other fuels.
[via Green Tech]