Solar Hot Water for Madagascar

by Solar Roots
Oct 11, 2013

Hot water keeps flowing in Akany Tafita

Some of the youngsters at Akany Tafita
Some of the youngsters at Akany Tafita

Winter is coming to an end in Anatananarivo and soon it will be cyclone season again. However, at Akany Tafita, this winter was different from any previous one - this year, the kids had access to copious amounts of hot water for showering. This makes such a difference in their young lives. In the poor neighborhood of Anosibe, where Akany Tafita is located, most people have to buy water by the liter at the local water point and most families cannot afford to heat the water for washing. Having a place where the kids can wash up once or twice a week is truly a godsend.

A typical backyard scene in Anosibe
A typical backyard scene in Anosibe

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Solar Roots

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
Project Leader:
Bruce Gardiner
Berkeley, CA United States

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