Promote Renewable Energy Shops in Rural Namibia



Elephant Energy Shops will benefit 70,000 people in the Caprivi region of Namibia by providing access to quality small-scale renewable energy technologies such as solar lights among others.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There is a staggering humanitarian challenge posed by the energy impoverished. Despite significant aid, two billion people live without electricity and continue to use traditional forms of energy such as fuelwood. Critical unmet energy needs involve livelihood activities such as cooking, cropping, water purification, communication and income generation. These activities are linked to the broader development issues of health, education, environmental protection and economic development.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Elephant Energy Shops project will provide the necessary renewable energy technologies to help alleviate the energy poverty that exists in the Caprivi region of Namibia and improve the standard of living for nearly 70,000 inhabitants.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Elephant Energy Shops project will be a step towards alleviating the energy poverty of the region, improving the lives of nearly 70,000 people. It will provide a model that can be replicated throughout Namibia and Africa.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $24,000

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 $24,000 .  The original project funding goal was $24,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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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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Project Leader

Katie Murphy

Executive Director
Denver, Colorado United States

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