This project will distribute alternative energy power sources to people in rural areas. We will also use existing technology to develop micro-energy devices that can be manufactured in Liberia.
A 14 year civil war destroyed Liberia's economy and infrastructure. The country's GDP - per capita is the third lowest in the world with an 85% unemployment rate. 43% of the adult population is illiterate and the primary means of communication is radio and cell phone. In the rural villages, electric power is often non-existant, and people will have only kerosene lamps for light and many must walk long distances to charge their cell phones.
We will distribute wind, solar or human powered generators that will allow people in the rural areas to operate "off the grid". Small devices can light an LED lamp or charge a phone and larger units can be used by families or small businesses.
Lighting will provide greater personal security and will afford students more hours of study time. Mobile phone and radio chargers will allow people to receive information and communicate throughout the rest of the country.
Margaret Scott - Individual Grantee
Kakata, Margibi County - Liberia