Namowa Village needs $13300 to Build a Solar Station. This project will help 2071 people across 378 households. Namowa has contributed 1% ($133), materials, and labor.

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Namowa wants a source of reliable, green energy to charge devices.

Community Problem: Namowa is a rural village, located far from Malawi's power grid. While many families own mobile phones and other handheld devices (e.g., LED lamps), finding ways to charge them is a struggle. It is expensive and time consuming to travel to the nearest village connected to the grid and personal solar systems are prohibitively expensive.

Community Solution: Build a first-of-its-kind community solar charging station in Namowa. The charging station will have six 340-watt panels and 100 USB ports, allowing it to charge 100 phones at a time. The station was designed, and will be installed, by our partner Power-Aid, a renewable power company with offices in the UK and Malawi, using high-quality components build to UK-specs. Power-Aid has completed numerous solar projects in Malawi, including working with Madonna

Outcome: green energy for decades to come

Sep 2021
Village Raises Cash Contribution
Sep 2021
Project Posted
Oct 2021
Project Funded
Field Officer Alfred Piyo

Email: alfred@villagex.org
Phone Number:
+265993625096 or +265881100106

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Dollars Invested in Projects in
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*Scores based on # of waterborne illnesses, malaria cases, maternal deaths, and infant deaths per capita.
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*Scores based on school enrollment and national exam passage rates per capita.
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*Scores based on # of agriculural and non-agricultural village businesses per capita.
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*Scores based on # of roofs with iron sheets, TVs, motorcycles, and smartphones per capita.
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*Scores based on # of 60 kg bags of maize produced per capita.
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*Scores based on # of goats and cows per capita.
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