In February this year I went back to Mayanwa village near Pyapon to visit the community that received our first Candle Replacement Solar Kit last year. It was a joyous reunion. I got to meet up with many old friends such as Zaw Win, the man who had generously volunteered to manage the solar charging station. After one year of operation, our solar system was judged very successful. And indeed, after only 10 months, the fees paid for battery charging were sufficient to purchase another system. This is our model: Solar Roots donates the first system, then the accumulated fees are used to purchase additional systems – a self funding solar project!
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