A community-based micro-hydro power (MHP) system will be installed to provide household lighting and run community-based corn mill enterprises allowing people to secure food and income.
Datalnay & Dlumay communities face food shortages for three to four months each year. Many members of the community make only $6 a month. When there is a surplus of food, village members carry heavy sacks of corn up to eight hours away to be sold at the nearest mill to earn supplemental income. The corn mill powered locally by hydro power will increase community prosperity and health. To counter climate change and preserve the water resource, a nursery will be set up and 15,000 trees planted.
Technical design and civil construction are complete.
The local non-profit SIBAT will facilitate turbine & generator installation, and start tree nursery and planting.
The community will provide labor and be trained on operation and maintenance.
Economic Development: Electricity will provide lighting two communities, A grain mill facility will be built and run by a cooperative, and help pay for maintenance of the plant. Climate change impact will be mitigated by planting thousands of trees.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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