Deliver solar ambulances to save lives in Namibia

by Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia
Deliver solar ambulances to save lives in Namibia

Project Report | Nov 19, 2019
The light at the end of the tunnel

By Michael Linke | Director

We've told you a bit about our production frustrations this year, and the past two months have seen more challenges with getting our latest batch of ambulances on the road. Unfortunately not all of the necessary components have been delivered by our suppliers to make the ambulances completely functional, and we're still awaiting delivery of the solar charging systems. We also received all of the custom wheels, only to discover that they didn't fit in dropouts (wheel axel brackets) that our supplier had manufactured, so these have required adaptation.

We're really almost there now, and our suppliers have promised us that we will still be able to deliver a batch of 10 ambulances before the end of this year. 

We'd like to thank you for your ongoing support and your patience. The solar electric ambulance project is taking a lot longer to grow wings than our pedal only version, and has been one of the more challenging projects we've undertaken in the past 15 years. We are still confident that it will grow with time to match the scale of our original ambulance project, which delivered 120 vehicles. 

We'll be sending a special report to our supporters as soon as the first deliveries are made, and look forward to a successful year of growth for the project in 2020.

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Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia

Location: Windhoek, Khomas - Namibia
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @BEN_Namibia
Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia
Michael Linke
Project Leader:
Michael Linke
Windhoek , Khomas Namibia

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