Global Wind Day and Renewable World: Powering Africa out of Poverty

April 10, 2013

1.3 billion people worldwide have no electricity. Renewable energy systems, like small wind turbines, can bring clean power to the poorest. 

In the Tanzanian village of Songambele, Renewable World is helping to transform lives. This remote community relies on agriculture, but climate change is affecting its capacity to grow crops.
Matilda Myambogi, community organiser with local children
Mother of three and community organiser, Matilda Myambogi, explains: “We had no way to access up-to-date information about developments in crop maintenance, or power for vital irrigation, so adults and children had to work long hours, for decreasing reward.”
Renewable World has installed a wind-solar hybrid project with in-country partner ALIN, in which a 1kW wind turbine is helping to power an Information  or ‘Maarifa’ Centre, which houses books, mobile phone charging points and internet capacity. It also powers irrigation, so that children in the village can spend less time working in fields, and more time at the Centre, working on their education and increasing their chances to work their way out of poverty.
Want to help? Donate to the project!  Your money will help Renewable World to provide people in Songambele and across East Africa with clean water, better healthcare, up-to-the-minute information to help increase their income, and the opportunity to improve education for young people and adults.