Solar Electric to Educate our Children

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Solar Electric to Educate our Children

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

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Importance of rural electrification in Villages in Sierra Leone.
Most of Sierra Leone village people have no access to modern forms of energy, such
as electricity, gas, and liquid fuels. Fuel wood accounts for about 75% of total energy supplies.
More than 80% of the population live in rural areas and depend on traditional fuels (fuel
wood and crop residues) for cooking, heating water and kerosene for lighting. This is
having an adverse impact on forests and watersheds. In addition, burning these fuels
increases indoor air pollution, which adversely affects the health of women and children
in particular. Rural electrification is the only way that the majority of the rural populace
can move toward attaining energy security and enhancing social well being.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Particularly in rural areas, solar-related technologies represent viable small-scale sources of renewable energy. Traditional stoves using dung and charcoal emit large amounts of carbon monoxide and other noxious gases. Women and children suffer most, because they are exposed for the longest periods of time. Acute respiratory illnesses affect as much as 6% of the world population. The WHO estimates that 2.5million women and young children in developing countries die prematurely each year from breathing the fumes from indoor biomass stoves "renewable energy can contribute to improved thi

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Renewable energy represents HOPE, for Educating our Children, better health, energy security.
Impact: How does it Work

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With renewable Energy in place, we can move from cutting down trees, polluting our lungs and environment, to better health and world.