Put Solar Power to Work in rural Ghana!

by 4SROGBOE INC.
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Summary

SOLAR POWER INITIATIVES should be a 'No-Brainer' in Ghana! To replace toxic kerosene use in homes without electricity; to provide a 'clean' lighting 'solution' for Ghana's chronic (daily) "light off" power outages....for homes, small businesses, schools; to explore the potential for low-cost solar to drive irrigation systems. 4SROGBOE's goal is to bring SUSTAINABLE Solar Energy Projects ...IN AS MANY USEFUL AND COST-EFFECTIVE WAYS AS POSSIBLE. Using available technologies..and the sun is free!
$815.00
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6
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0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Rural communities like ours currently face two interrelated problems. Ghana's worsening electricity supply results in daily 'light off' outages of many hours which directly impact everyone's lives and work AND as community partners, we see that beneficial TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES - such as SMALL-SCALE SOLAR ELECTRICITY that could be effectively deployed to help EVERYONE in our communities, are NOT BEING introduced. And too many households use kerosene...toxic, dangerous, expensive, poor light.

Solution

We bring 200 robust, well-designed SOLAR LANTERNS into the area every six months and 'distribute' them via a susu-like arrangement, providing part-time cash jobs for 6-10 local people and 'weaning' buyers off use of kerosene in homes. Srogboe NOW has more solar lanterns in home use than any other community in Ghana! Homes now have healthier, better light for students' study! UPCOMING..we will TRIAL a co-operative low-cost SOLAR IRRIGATION design in the area that could have enormous potential.

Long-Term Impact

Solar Electricity has many potential long-term benefits for the people of this community ..at all levels..in homes, schools.small businesses, small farms. It is much cheaper than grid electricity and kerosene;.much better ecologically and healthier when replacing toxic kerosene; provides good light for small businesses during 'light off' periods and for students' home study; and a successful solar irrigation trial for small farmers will encourage cooperatives, free up capital, use less labour!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.4SROGBOE.org
Our website..4SROGBOE.org
4SROGBOE's FACEBOOK page
Sign up as a Member of 4SROGBOE NGO/​Non-Profit

Organization Information

4SROGBOE INC.

Location: Bar Harbor, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.4SROGBOE.org
Project Leader:
Richard Kelman
Bar Harbor, ME United States

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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