Light up off-grid villages in Eastern Uganda

by Mivule
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About the project

Goals

Tipping Point £2,000
Get Set £5,000
Go! £15,000
£18,162.5
tipping point
£30.000
20%
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
12hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
In these communities, children cannot study nor their parents do household chores or income generating activities outside daylight hours, this project addresses the lack of opportunities for any advancement, socially and economically that results from being non-electrified and offline, danger to health through the use of kerosene, paraffin etc, as well as environmental degradation resulting from the foraging of wood for fire.
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
3,000 people will benefit from this project, household incomes will rise if employment opportunities are enhanced. Africa’s non electrified population is expected to grown from 110 to 120 million households by 2015. Finance for the distirubtion costs of solar products is impossible to access for subsistence farmers, who spend 70% of household income feeding their families. Africa’s share of kerosene based CO2 emissions is estimated to be between 30 – 50 million tons with each African family, on average, consuming 60 litres a year. Kerosene prices are estimated to be rising at 4% per annum. 95% of this community are subsistence farmers; Uganda’s population is estimated to grow by 173% by 2050.
What is your solution?
Introducing solar power
How will you deliver this?
Through the training of locally selected women to be solar engineers (already arranged) for the installation and ongoing maintenance of the solar equipment and the purchase, through funds raised, of the solar equipment.

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  • 5 minutes
    Email several friends
  • 15 minutes
    Put up a poster in a local community organisation
  • 30 minutes
    Talk to a school, or other local community organisation, to see if they do fundraising activities for overseas causes
  • A few hours
    Help with a big fundraising event which is planned
  • Regular time commitment
    Undertake research for Mivule for fundraising purposes to support their ongoing community development work

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About the organisation

Vision and mission

Mivule is a CBO, bringing the community together to work for its own long-term development through sharing and cooperation with particular thought to the needs of the most vulnerable caregivers.

Geographical coverage

International

Who do we help?

Subsistence farmers living in remote rural areas of Eastern Uganda, with a special focus on women and vulnerable caregivers (widows and orphans).