Access to Solar Power for 20,000 People in Burundi
Burundi is the poorest country in the world and about 75% of its people are food insecure. Solar power at this coffee washing station provides more opportunities for farmers and their families to live a good life and get out of poverty. Solar infrastructure at Ninga washing station eliminates the need for diesel generators for production and alllows for community gatherings and training sessions at the site. The environmental impact created is dynamic. The ability for farmers to receive evening training becomes viable allowing increased coverage and impact on families in the Ninga community. The direct result of this solar project at Ninga washing station will be the access to training and technical advancement of farming techniques for over 2,000 families that will have a positive impact on their food security and economic livelihoods. The project will also enable literacy, training, and job creation by allowing a previously un-electrified area to give light, computer charging, and meeting space access to families and community groups. This simple accessablity issue has direct impact to further education, communication, and promotion within the community.