Village Solar Project

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Village Solar Project
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Country: Vanuatu
Volunteer(s) Name: S Oegema
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Michigan
Funds community contributed: $683
Percentage community contributed: 25%
Funds needed were: $2005
Funds requested were: $2005
PPCP #: 461-029
Year of project approval: 2009
Projects started in Vanuatu 2009 (3).
Let There Be Light, Village Solar Project, Women's Education and Business Center
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Other Projects in Vanuatu (11).
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Info about the Village Solar Project

A small community located in Vanuatu would like to acquire a solar lighting system to be placed in both their Church House and their Women’s Meeting House for use during community activities at night. These activities would include village meetings, making handicrafts, studying by school children and use by overnight visitors to the village staying in the Women’s Meeting House. The village does not have electricity, and villagers depend on flashlights and kerosene lamps after dark. If there is a large community meeting, a Coleman lantern is used if kerosene is available. The village would like a solar lighting system because they often complete evening activities in the dark since the supply of kerosene is often limited or non-existent. The Church and Women’s Meeting House were chosen for the solar light because these are the places that the community uses the most often and, as two of the few permanent structures in the village, are used by every member of the community.

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