This project funds the solar power network of two refugee camps on the Greek island: Lesvos. These camps provide a home for more than 2000 men, women and children. Giving residents access to solar power is an important part of Movement on the Ground's larger vision for a self-reliant and sustainable refugee camp.
Making sure that all residents of Kara Tepe and the Olive Grove have access to electricity is vital. When it is dark, many residents do not feel safe using the toilet facilities. Nor are they able to read, write or use their phones. During winter season, this can be the case from 4:30PM already. So far, using the available electrical grid of Lesvos has proven to be unreliable, unsustainable and costly. That is why we need a solar power network for our residents.
Movement on the Ground meets the electricity need of the residents of Kara Tepe and the Olive Grove with a sustainable solution: solar panels. The solar panels will generate the energy needed to power street lights, lamps for inside the tents and electric outlets for small devices such as a mobile phone. The residents will also be trained for install these panels and maintain them as a community.
Solar power provides a sustainable and innovative solution to an everyday problem in Kara Tepe and the Olive Grove. Through better electrical networks, bring light, safety and comfort to the community. This project shows that it is possible to care for people as well as our planet, through innovation.