Transform lives in rural Zimbabwe with solar power for schools, clinics and businesses
Most poor communities in rural Zimbabwe have no reliable electricity supply. It means that health services cannot carry out night-time treatments. Families have no choice but to use dangerous, inefficient kerosene lamps to light their homes; while farmers struggle to power processing facilities and run home-based industries so that their produce can fetch better prices. With your support we aim to:
With your support we aim to:
- Enhance education and health provision in rural areas by equipping a school and a clinic with solar-powered electricity;
- Increase incomes and productivity by introducing renewable energy solutions for home and farm-based businesses and establishing a village savings and loans scheme;
- Improve living conditions by enabling an entire community to access a cleaner, more affordable, and more sustainable source of energy.
Who will benefit
New agricultural facilities will directly benefit 450 farming households near the agri-business centre. Electricity in homes and solar lanterns will provide lighting for 273 households. Lighting, IT equipment and battery charging facilities will benefit 480 school children from Gomba secondary school. Indirectly 19,200 people will benefit from improvements to Gomba secondary school, the agri-business centre's services and facilities, and the local community health clinic's vaccines, lighting and piped water.