Solar Energy for lighting in Al-Khawbah, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah Governorate
Solar Energy for lighting in Al-Khawbah, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah Governorate
The project targeting 434 homes in Al-Khawbah fishing village, Luhayyah District, Hodiedah Governorate. The use of solar energy for homes electrification is growing in Yemen after communities’ awareness of the efficacy of renewable energy and its impact on families livelihood. The recent inflation in traditional fuel cost and its scarcity encouraged local communities to adopt renewable energy sources. Al-Khawbah community main occupations is fishing and herding livestock. Hence Al-khawbah is a major fish market covering northern governorates including Sana’a.

The Fishing village has no access to main grid electricity hence community adopted various methods of lighting includes small generators, Kurosien lamps, small solar trouch, etc. that operates with only for several hours in the evening. Community suffered from shortage of fuel including scarcity and an acceptable and not affordable cost.

The project will benefit 6300-400 households directly through supply of solar system for each household and benefiting indirectly their neighbors (via extension). The approximate number of families benefiting from the project are 434 families and 3199 inhabitants (1664 M & 1535 F). The project will assist local community to acquire solar systems for home electrification including solar modules 150 WP, dry and zero maintenance batteries of 100AH, charge controller together of wiring and lamps. The project will save the environment the emission of 43 tons/year of CO2. Community are aware of the importance of project sustainability hence a revolving fund mechanism will be established through a monthly subscription of YER1,000/system/month.
Environmental awareness will be raised among all beneficiaries towards environmental sustainability, CO2 reduction, climate change mitigation and wider environment.
The project will conduct the following activities:
- Equipping 434 homes in Al-Khawbah with solar systems.
- Raise Environment awareness 120 men and women.
- Ensure project sustainability.
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Project Snapshot

Cooperative Charitable and Development Society in Luhayyah
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 84,554.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 2,827.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution



Grantee Contact

Ms. Afrah Zawm
Phone: 00 967 775715095


Luhayyah City , Hodiedah Governotrate ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Omar Ali Saeed Al Saghier
+ 967 448605 Extn. 440
+ 967 448841
Mr. Bashar Sallam
00967 (1) 448605/6 Extn. 441


C/o UNDP, 60 meter Road, P. O. Box 551
Sana'a, Sana'a