The Madina clinic serves an estimated catchment population of 5,714 people and provides primary health care for 13 villages. Without any form of energy, it is limited in the quality and variety of services it can offer the community members who rely on the facility for their medical needs. Solar power can provide the ideal solution, providing cost effective, low maintenance energy for lighting, equipment and other critical needs. This project will help to dramatically health care provision in the region. Vaccines will now be effectively stored, lighting will enable access to health facilities at night and energy will power basic equipment such as microscopes, contributing to the improved quality and access of care these communities receive.
While the physical implementation of this project has not yet started, we have had some excellent success in terms of sourcing funds to the make the project a reality. The Bridge Street Foundation in Canada kindly gave a $2,000 grant towards the project, while the Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone has agreed to provide support for the purchasing of relevant electrical materials for the project. Finally the student run organisation, Global Sunrise, is actively campaigning to raise funds for the project.
Currently another US$2,000 is needed to get the project started. It is our great hope that we can have it completed before the end of the year. A big thanks goes out to all of the project’s supporters so far.
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