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Great success in Rush Academy

 -  Ignatious Buhere is one of the field officers of the Givewatts team in Kakamega county, Kenya. This month he performed the 24months follow up and he has feedback from one of the schools. Rush Academy is a school that has both primary section and the new secondary section now open due to its excellence. It is located in Kakamega county among many schools in the area have taken up the project of the solar charged lamps. The main source of income is small scale farm... Fortsatt lasa

Stories from Field: Iloi Primary School

[caption id="attachment_9298" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A Road in Kitui County[/caption] The success of a GIVEWATTS sale is highly dependent on the school. Because we primarily sell our products through schools, it is essential for the school management to be interested in our products. In fact, teachers are usually the first to purchase lamps and jikos before the parents become convinced to do so. If teachers – particularly head teachers – buy a solar... Fortsatt lasa

(English) Monthly Sales and Impact Report – July 2016

July was a good month for GIVEWATTS, 511 new solar lamps and 135 new cookstoves were sold through 8 new and 1208 existing schools across Kenya and Tanzania using the GIVEWATTS Model. With an average of 5 people per household benefiting, 3230 new people benefited in July. In a month, we have improved grades, bettered health and/or saved time and money for up to 3230 people! More Details in the Table Below:... Fortsatt lasa

GIVEWATTS; The Kwale Story

Kwale is a town in coastal Kenya located a few kilometres inland from the busier, better known touristic city of Mombasa. When GIVEWATTS begun to work with schools in Kwale in 2015, the energy situation was similar to that of most off grid users; Families depended on kerosene for lighting and firewood for cooking. With kerosene being too expensive for regular purchase, deforestation in the region is historically high. There is a large availability of trees in Co... Fortsatt lasa

(English) GIVEWATTS Mwanza Tanzania

Over the past one year we have been on a journey of understanding, implementing and executing the GIVEWATTS Model in Tanzania. We have extended our vision, our goals and our mission to impact the schools, the students, the people and the rural households. Mwanza is in the Lake Region very beautiful, scenic and covered in lots or rock. The villages are on top of hills and they go all the way to Lake Victoria. The Locals have fresh fish available for their dietary... Fortsatt lasa

Connecting the Unconnected

There are great opportunities out there, it just depends on how you see them. Millions of people remain unconnected to the grid, to electricity. Energy is needed in every rural household but the challenge is the access to that energy. At GIVEWATTS its our goal and dream to reach out to these millions. We know its not easy but we are willing to connect the unconnected. Since we started we have faced great challenges, we have also seen great impact on the hous... Fortsatt lasa

”When I grow up I want to be a nurse”

 -     Margaret Wanja is a former class 8-2015 candidate at Ngalalia Primary School in Machakos County. She was an average performing girl and before she received the lamp she attained between 250-255marks. She used a candle and sometimes a kerosene lamp for studying at home in the evening and her performance was not that good. When she got the solar charged lamp she increased her study at home early in the morning and late in the night. She went from just 2 hou... Fortsatt lasa

Månadsrapport: 2017-03-31

27 062 distribuerade solenergilampor Lamporna distribueras genom ett samarbete med 1375 lokala skolor i Östafrika Lamporna avbetalas av hushållen under 3-6 månader. Pengarna återinvesteras oavkortat så att en ny lampa kan köpas in och på detta nå ännu en person med solel vid något av GIVEWATTS skolprojekt 135 310 personer nådda med ljus och el från solenergi I genomsnitt 5 människor i varje hushåll får genom 1 lampa tillgång till ... Fortsatt lasa

Månadsrapport – Oktober 2015

  18 541 distribuerade solenergilampor Lamporna distribueras genom ett samarbete med 1017 lokala skolor i Östafrika Lamporna avbetalas av hushållen under 3-6 månader. Pengarna återinvesteras oavkortat så att en ny lampa kan köpas in och på detta nå ännu en person med solel vid något av GIVEWATTS skolprojekt 92 705 personer nådda med ljus och el från solenergi I genomsnitt 5 människor i varje hushåll får genom 1 lampa tillgång t... Fortsatt lasa