Kapende wants a source of reliable, green energy to charge devices.
Community Problem: Kapende 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 Kapende. 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.
Partners: generous donors and Kapende Village
Outcome: green energy for decades to come