The team returned from a whirlwind four day installation in Bo Government Hospital. As is often the case the building wiring left something to be desired so a full upgrade was finished prior to the installation of the solar equipment. New cables, boxes and LED lighting were installed in four wards...already having an impact on the quality of care available to the patients. The solar equipement is expected to arrive in mid-May and we hope to wrap up the project before the end of that month.
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Written byon March 21, 2013 .
Quick update from our ninth and last installation at Kamabai, Bombali District. This was the most involved of the sites and required the full might of Energy For Opportunity. The only reliable source of water during the dry season is at a location called the 'bush pump', a small spring located about 400m behind the CCS and over and back down a hill. There was already a reservoir in place but the entire bottom section had worn away and it was not able to store any water. A second reservoir had been installed by the District Council about 50m ...
Written byon Feb. 27, 2013 .
Link to a project we are starting with the UK charity Willing and Abel. It will bring power for lighting and life saving medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators to the pediatric wards at Bo Government Hospital, http://www.willingandabel.org.uk/2013/grant-from-vodafone-world-of-difference-for-solar-power-project/
Written byon Feb. 23, 2013 .
Bafodia recently became the 7th SOLAWATA outlet in Sierra Leone, providing safe drinking water to the isolated town. To help ensure that we would have water supply for the purification system we had to do some extensive repair work to the existing water supply system, including repairing the reservoir, fixing broken and leaking pipes and tap stands. We had Samura, our guest plumber, on site for three weeks going tap stand to tap stand and the rest of us joined him for a week or repairs and installation work. In the end the whole town has running water and a ...
Written byon Jan. 11, 2013 .
The WASH project, 'Solar Powered Water Purification' shifted into the final implementation phase with a flurry of activity before the holiday break. Four of thr smaller systems were installed and all of the pumping and storage systems are in place. We expect that by early February all nine sites will be operational and the residents of those communities will beneift from affordable access to safe drinking water. The attached picture shows the S1 system in Tawuya, Kambia District.