Solar Hot Water for Madagascar

by Solar Roots
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Dec 30, 2013

Another request for solar hot water

Mr Chiang Kaw working on the solar collectors
Mr Chiang Kaw working on the solar collectors

With the solar hot water system in l'Akany Tafita being so successful and well received, Solar Roots has had a request to install another system in a sister orphanage called l'Akany Famonjena. Whereas, l'Akany Tafita is located in a very poor urban neighborhood in Antananarivo, l'Akany Famonjena is out beyond the suburbs, in a semi rural setting. It is very quiet there - except when a jumbo jet comes in to land at the nearby Ivato airport! I spent a memorable couple of days at l'Akany Famonjena two years ago, where I got to see the large plot of land they have and to hear about their plans for vegetable gardens.

I am anxiously waiting to get new photos of l'Akany, so I can post them in our Global Giving reports. But for now, I will post some photos from a solar hot water installation we did last year at St Mathews Orphanage Center in Pyin Oo Lwin, Burma. The next one at Famonjena will look very similar.

In the meantime, I would like that thank you, our donors for your support, and to wish you all the very best for the New Year. May 2014 be a year of increased stability in Madagascar, as well as the year when the orphans of l'Akany Famonjena get their first hot solar showers!

Mr Tu Mai cleaning the evacuated tubes
Mr Tu Mai cleaning the evacuated tubes
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Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Bruce Gardiner
Berkeley, CA United States

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