In a vast and isolated region of inner Mongolia in China, herdsmen tend goats as their ancestors have for centuries, living in poverty with no access to basic electric power and light. They burn dung to heat nurseries, cut grass into feed by hand and pump water for their animals by hand. To bring power to the herdsmen through the traditional power grid would cost USD2.8 million per family which is impractical. The herders are eager to use affordable power.
A solar and wind turbine system can solve the problem to provide enough power to the herders. Enactus team partners with solar and wind generator companies and battery companies. Enactus team design, renovate and build an affordable and reliable solar and wind electricity system to realize the herders' dream of using power. The system costs USD6,000-7,000 and can work for 10 years. With access to power, the herders can use water pump and grass grinders to improve productivity.
With access to power and morden electronic tools, the herders' income can be largely increased. They now can raise more goats with the water pump and grass grinder. The suvivial rate of baby goats was increased because of warm and light room. Also, they can watch TV, use computer and cell phone, eat fresh fruit from regrigerators. they are no longer in a left behind corner, but in a place with access to the outside connected by electricity.