$5590 Raised of $5,590 Goal
Solar Panels: Liberia
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Mercy Mission is located in Liberia, Africa. They currently house 27 children.
What: an installation of solar panels
Why: Each day, they only have 4 hours of electricity, provided by a generator. The generator currently costs them $5,400 per year in fuel costs and maintenance. The solar panels will eliminate this recurring cost. The installation will provide the home with an average of 12 hours of clean renewable energy per day. They plan to use the money saved from the generator to provide three meals per day to the children as opposed to two, any surplus funds will go to care takers salaries enabling them to stay more committed to the home.
The total cost of the project is $5590.00 USD, including the panels, installation, and wiring.
Our partnership with Kitechild and their role in helping us start the Shamba (Kenyan for farm) and dairy farm has eliminated expenditure for vegetables and milk improving the children's nutrition and health greatly. The water borehole, the vegetables and the milk has also brought the community closer to us, as they come to get water and buy milk and vegtables. We are now coexisting well.
Wasilwa Lusweti, Watoto Wema Director
Kitechild doesn't give us handouts or tokens, they give us VALUE. They provided us with the seeds and funding to build two greenhouses and today we have greenhouses full of green tomatoes and are expanding the farm to grow onions and potatoes outside in the open air. This is never heard of before in Masai land, growing one's own food, but with their help we did it.