The project aims to install a photovoltaic system in the rural village of Sambwa, in order to provide enough electricity to run the recently built residence that houses 20 girls in need to promote the right to study. They need electricity for the kitchen appliances, bathroom and the water pump, which is currently operated by hand and with great difficulty. It is possible to complete the project in a short space of time because all necessary materials are already in stock at the Italian supplier
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is located in Central Africa and classified as one of the poorest sub-Saharan African countries. The country struggles with energy supplies: in the towns electricity is rationed daily, while rural areas are entirely without electricity. The direct beneficiaries of this photovoltaic system are the 20 students in need and the security staff staying in the residence, but also the local community will benefit from the system
The photovoltaic system will provide a power supply of 5 KW, but it can be expanded to furnish more power if necessary. It will be installed on land belonging to the Augustinian order of nuns, near the residence and the well. It is easy to install and maintain. The system components will be shipped by container to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Local technicians ,who have already worked for the Augustinian sisters on previous similar projects ,will install this system
The photovoltaic system will improve the state of Sambwa villagers, specifically it will provide the access to energy through the promotion of renewable energy. In this way and thanks to this project, we can ensure to the students the electricity they need, but also the water supply at the well. The living conditions of the community will change ,as well as the economic development of the area.