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Greening Africa Together: Senegal - PV4All Energize Koram!

Koram, Senegal

Photovoltaics for All - The 1200 inhabitants village Koram of Senegal wants green energy: photovoltaic off-grid systems, streetlighting, education for the local population

Lilly S. from Greening Africa Together/Alle Hand in Hand, e.V. | 
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About this project

We at Greening Africa Together are a nonprofit network of NGOs, universities and institutions that sat ambitious goals in encourage, empower and enable especially the African youth to fight against climate changes and provide perspectives in Africa together. For that we concentrate on a close cooperation with our partner universities in Africa and the local population.

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The fourth year in a row now we work with the 1200 inhabitants village Koram of Senegal together. The village is not connected to the general electricity grid and the need for electricity increased recently. In direct conversations with the local population the essential needs have been found and put together:

PV for Households:
The lighting situation in most houses of the village is very poor. Because of the missing electricity the lighting is provided by kerosene oil lamps. Kerosene is not only made by mineral oil, it is also responsible for some house fires in the past and thus a security risk for the user.

With the provision of microcredits households could be equipped with photovoltaic systems. This would enable the local population the use of lamps and other elecrical devices with reliable and sustainable energy. The village contains 67 households in total, of wich 10 are already equipped with Photovoltaic systems.
The microcredits should be payed back within 2 years and will be available for further projects.

Updated at 14. September 2020