Solar Electrification on Endoinyo Narasha and Olkinyei villages of Narok
This project was initiated with a view to improving the quality of life of poor people living in remote off grid rural villages in Kenya by providing them with clean, low cost sources of renewable energy for domestic lighting on a self-sustaining basis. At the same time it aims to demonstrate that illiterate grandmothers from those villages are capable of becoming “barefoot” solar engineers who can fabricate, install and maintain and repair residential solar lighting systems in their villages after undergoing six months of hands-on training without written materials, tutored by Indian women like themselves who have themselves acquired and are able to transmit the same skills.
World Concern Development Organization
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Project Characteristics and Results
A key aspect of the project is to train semi-illiterate women to be solar engineers so that they can solar electrify their villages.
Notable Community Participation
In order to solar electrify individual homes; the community will be taken through a consensus building process and agreement made and documented for reference. The project will do this as a follow up to earlier meetings held with the community during the Bare Foot project.
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