During the Coronavirus pandemic in Kenya access to reliable services and infrastructure have been more essential than ever. Over the past 18 months, despite many lockdowns and barriers to completion, Renewable Worlds Kenyan team have been expanding energy access within two communities in the Lake Victoria Region. Under our Optimisation Project, 47 new connections have been installed (bringing total energy access to 108 households and businesses in Sika and Ragwe communities). To ensure the best use of energy communities have been supported by Renewable World staff and local partners in technical Microgrid management, health and safety, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, governance and leadership.
A devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has swept up from India over the long porous border into neighbouring Nepal, filling up available hospitals and decimating families with official cases vastly underrepresenting the true story of tragedy.
We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the charities to benefit from the Big Give’s Green Match Fund. Our target is to raise £20,000 for our UREKA project to build resilience to climate change and improve agriculture through access to clean water – but we need your help!
Water is the essence of life, and many of us take access to water for granted. We turn on a tap, flush a toilet and run a bath as everyday practices. But, across the world, lack of access to water turns these simple tasks into an endless struggle. With new challenges facing communities across the world under the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for water to regularly wash hands has never been greater.
For many people living in remote and rural communities in Nepal, a lack of reliable power prevents them from accessing the healthcare they need, when they need it. This is one of the issues that Renewable World is currently tackling, and for which solar power provides an ideal solution.
During this global pandemic, find out how we have been developing new ways to hear our communities' voices and understand their needs, whilst limiting unnecessary exposure to individuals from outside of their villages.
Find out about one of our newest projects in Nepal: Renewable Energy Access for Livelihoods in Fragile Buffer Zones (REALiZe).
Find out about one of our newest projects in Nepal: Using Renewable Energy to Kickstart Agriculture (UREKA).
This year, Renewable World is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise funds for our Keep Kids in School project. For seven days, from 12pm on 1st December until 12pm on 8th December 2020, any donations you make through the Big Give website will be doubled.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, aid packages were delivered to two communities and five health posts in Surkhet District. Read more about the relief response here.