Provide Solar Lanterns for 50 households in Ghana

by Daasgift Quality Foundation

Summary

This project is to provide affordable clean energy to off-grid and rural communities in Ghana. 50 households can benefit from the solar lanterns which provide better light for studying, and working.
$324
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

People living in some rural communities in the Western Region of Ghana having no access to national electricity grid have to use kerosene for light which is an unreliable source of energy and also damages their eyes and health, especially children and pregnant women. There are almost no activities after sunset and before dawn. Children are not motivated to study, and adults can not do any active economic activities. It pushes families and communities in a downward spiral of poverty.

Solution

Our project improves access to clean and sustainable energy to 50 households, and more than 300 individuals will benefit from the lanterns. It will increase family savings from purchase of batteries or kerosene. Working hours will also be extended.

Long-Term Impact

It will reduce Green House Gas emissions and contribute to the reduction in global warming. It will also improve quality of life, and address health, education and communication needs. What's more, solar lanterns increase alternative livelihoods.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.dqf.homestead.com

Organization Information

Daasgift Quality Foundation

Location: Takoradi, Western - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.dqf.homestead.com
Project Leader:
Gifty Asmah
Takoradi, Western Region Ghana

Funded Project!

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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