Micro-Power for Liberia



This project will distribute alternative energy power sources to people in rural areas. We will also use existing technology to develop micro-energy devices that can be manufactured in Liberia.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A 14 year civil war destroyed Liberia's economy and infrastructure. The country's GDP - per capita is the third lowest in the world with an 85% unemployment rate. 43% of the adult population is illiterate and the primary means of communication is radio and cell phone. In the rural villages, electric power is often non-existant, and people will have only kerosene lamps for light and many must walk long distances to charge their cell phones.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will distribute wind, solar or human powered generators that will allow people in the rural areas to operate "off the grid". Small devices can light an LED lamp or charge a phone and larger units can be used by families or small businesses.

Potential Long Term Impact

Lighting will provide greater personal security and will afford students more hours of study time. Mobile phone and radio chargers will allow people to receive information and communicate throughout the rest of the country.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $310

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $310 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Margaret Scott - Individual Grantee

Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia

Project Leader

Margaret Scott

Kakata, Margibi County Liberia

Where is this project located?

Map of Micro-Power for Liberia
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