Burkina Faso - COMPLETED

POPULATION: 17,400,000

85% lack access to electricity

46.6% live below the poverty line

OBJECTIVE: serve 8,000 people

WATTS PRODUCED TO DATE

GANZOURGOU

Pilot Project: Ouidi Village, Mogtedo, Ganzourgou

The “Centre Sanitaire Omni Amino” women’s birthing center located in Ouidi Village - Site 1 in Mogtedo is TWEF’s pilot project. This site serves approximately 45 births per month. Located roughly 45 kilometers from Mogtedo town center, it is difficult to get reach for surrounding communities in need. Built in 2009 by the Italian Omni Amino Association and costing about 30,000,000 CFA, the center was a much needed resource gifted to the people of Mogtedo. Solar panels have been generating 750 watts of power for lights and fans to run 24/7.

Project #2: Village #2, Mogtedo, Ganzourgou

This medical facility in Mogtedo is composed of 3 buildings. The first is the initial examination room where patients are checked-in and reviewed. Less severe medical care is provided in this building. The second building is used for treating more severe ailments. There is a resting area where patients stay overnight if needed for 24 hour monitoring. The third building is the women’s birthing center. This building is composed of 3 rooms: a birthing room, a storage room, and a recovery room with over 10 beds. This facility serves over 30 births a month and in total the 3-building complex services over 2000 people in surrounding communities. TWEF installed a 250 watt solar power system for each building, providing over 5200 lumens for year round lighting.

ROUMTENGA

Project #3: Village #1, Roumtenga

This school provides education for the surrounding population of 2000 people. There are over 700 students that use this facility on a daily basis. There are typically over 60 children per classroom. Some students travel by foot over 20 kilometers to get to school. There are 3 teacher’s quarters on site that require power for fans, computers, and light. A request has also been submitted for 2 large street light appliances to light the school grounds at night. The students are able to use the facility at night to do homework because a lack of electricity at home limits study hours. TWEF has designed and installed a 750 watt solar system for this site.

Project #4: Village #2, Roumtenga

This school provides education for the surrounding population of 2000 people. Approximately 1000 students use this school in a given week. The facility was without electricity and ceiling fans to provide relief from the sun. The school attracts students from over an hour away to pursue an education. The project included LED lights in each classroom that provide 24 hour lighting. TWEF installed a 750 watt solar system for this school, providing 3600 lumens for each of its 3 large rooms.