Solar Energy & Radio Communication for Wayling

$12,184 $0
Raised Remaining


A solar energy system will provide 1st ever electricity & HF radio communication for isolated village of 100 Amerindians; students/adults will benefit from DVD/TV educational & entertainment programs

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

75,000 Amerindians reside in isolated villages in Guyana’s hinterland. Communication systems are poor and electricity is scarce or non-existent. As a result school children and adults lag behind in education & socio-economic development. Nestled in a mountain valley, Wayling is located a 16-hour walk from the nearest town. It recently constructed a one-room building for school and community meeting rooms. Solar power will provide lights, entertainment & emergency communication for 100 persons.

How will this project solve this problem?

Coordinate with government officials; verify needs with community leaders; purchase solar/radio systems, DVD/TV players and DVDs; transport materials by plane, boat and porters, & train community maintenance team to install & operate systems.

Potential Long Term Impact

Solar energy/HF radio will improve quality of life for 100 persons in rainforest environment thru immediate radio contact for medical emergencies, community meetings & better educational systems. It will bring smiles to faces via DVD entertainment.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,184

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $12,184 .  The original project funding goal was $10,500.

Additional Documentation

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

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Washington, D.C., United States

Project Leader

Jerry Lagra

Rural Development Facilitator
Georgetown, Guyana

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