BENEFITING: Saha Global
EVENT DATE: Dec 07, 2016
Saha Global partners with rural communities in Ghana that lack access to electricity. 9.4 million people are currently living without electricity in Ghana.
I will be a part of a team that trains community-appointed women to build and run a solar-powered charging center to meet this need. These women will then act as entrepreneurs and rent charged batteries for a nominal fee to other members of the community. They will also be able to charge small electronics, like cell phones, for a fee.
The funds I am trying to raise will pay for the cost of the solar business equipment:
1) 100-Watt solar panels connecting to a Burro Genset, which houses a charge controller
2) 1,200 Watt battery
3) 600 Watt inverter
*I will also be providing lanterns to each household within the community. These lanterns will use the rechargeable batteries from the new business for power.
Once the solar charging center is in place, the business is owned and operated by the local women entrepreneurs.