On demand radio access for Somali women refugees

by Lifeline Energy
Vetted

Summary

Provide solar powered & wind-up Prime radios to Somali women living in refugee camps in Kenya. Very few women have any access to much needed radio information.
$150
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Across the Somali border in northeast Kenya lies the world’s largest refugee camps - Dadaab. The camps, made of twigs & reeds, house 315,000 refugees, more than half are female. Information is a scarce commodity in this displaced community & radio access is controlled by men. Excellent women’s programs focusing on health, family planning, FGM, English, women’s rights, & domestic violence in the Somali language are broadcast, yet virtually the only way that women can listen is through our radios.

Solution

Our Prime radios are solar powered with a wind-up fail safe, enabling group listening to take place anytime, anywhere , when it is convenient for women.

Long-Term Impact

Information access enables listeners to make more informed choices and decisions about their lives and those of their families. Women form listening groups and discuss and debate issues of importance with each other and their families.

Resources

http:/​/​www.lifelineenergy.org

Organization Information

Lifeline Energy

Location: Cape Town, South Africa - South Africa
Website: http:/​/​www.lifelineenergy.org
Project Leader:
Kristine Pearson
London, United Kingdom

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