Promote Renewable Energy Shops in Rural Namibia

by Elephant Energy
$24,000 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
Elephant Energy Shops will benefit 70,000 people in the Caprivi region of Namibia by providing access to quality small-scale renewable energy technologies such as solar lights among others.


There is a staggering humanitarian challenge posed by the energy impoverished. Despite significant aid, two billion people live without electricity and continue to use traditional forms of energy such as fuelwood. Critical unmet energy needs involve livelihood activities such as cooking, cropping, water purification, communication and income generation. These activities are linked to the broader development issues of health, education, environmental protection and economic development.


The Elephant Energy Shops project will provide the necessary renewable energy technologies to help alleviate the energy poverty that exists in the Caprivi region of Namibia and improve the standard of living for nearly 70,000 inhabitants.

Long-Term Impact

The Elephant Energy Shops project will be a step towards alleviating the energy poverty of the region, improving the lives of nearly 70,000 people. It will provide a model that can be replicated throughout Namibia and Africa.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Solar Lighting
Tough Stuff Lighting and Solar Chargers
Envirofit Cookstoves

Organization Information

Elephant Energy

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Katie Murphy
Executive Director
Denver, Colorado United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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