View of the hospital grounds from the Children's Ward

Front entrance to the hospital

Panels sitting waiting to get put to use

Making the fixtures

Raising the panels, there was a bit of traffic

Still raising panels...30 panels takes some time

Installing a perfect earth pit. This is diamond territory to people can really dig

Inside the control room, our first time using this piece of equipment

...and finished installing

Wiring the array

Still wiring the array..30 panels takes some time

Finished admin/lab system

Panguma Hospital

  • Donors: IBIS / WAEMM
  • Location: Panguma, Kenema District, Sierra Leone
  • Date Started: October 2013
  • Date Completed: November 2013
  • System Size: 6000 Watts
  • Direct Beneficiaries: 200
  • Indirect Beneficiaries: 100000

This project built off the success of our ongoing partnership with WAEMM in Kamakawie, Gbendembu and Madina. A 6kW array was installed at Panguma Hospital that is currently providing light to all of the wards in the facility. An existing system was upgraded with new batteries and is now supplying the admin/lab building and the blood bank freezer. Planning is underway to expand the system further in 2014.