As our project in Kenya expands, our activities demand more power. We are now running three major operations that empower local people with improved health: HIV/AIDS prevention and support, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, and Health Literacy. Each of these areas of work offer practical and sustainable solutions that uplift people to look after themselves and strengthen their futures.
In response to our growing energy needs, Positive Aid has paired up with a team of IBM researchers to find a solution for remote electricity for the project. Our local staff in Kenya do not have access to ongoing electrical power, which makes it difficult to conduct effective monitoring and reporting, and limits the range and effectiveness of outreach activities, such as the use of microscopes to teach local people about germs, safe water, and COVID-19 (life-saving matters in rural villages). Solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems are solutions to this problem - providing renewable energy without the need for a connection to the grid. Together with the IBM research team, we have analysed our energy needs and the potential at our site in Uranga. The solar+battery system that will be best suited and provide for the project's needs into the future has come in above our budget, and we are now reaching out to meet the shortfall. An extra $2,000 will allow us to make this installation happen, so that we can provide ongoing benefits to the communities we support in remote Kenya.
To help us reach our target, please visit our gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/solar-panels-for-rural-kenyan-villages?qid=710b725f5c6d16e9f0b13ced06a243dc&utm_campaign=p_cp_url&utm_medium=os&utm_source=customer