Solar Power comes to Nyange

As many of you know, The Ihangane Project has been working with Nyange Health Center, Ruli District Hospital, Catapult Design and Solar Electric Light Fund to bring solar electricity to Nyange. Thanks to a collaborative grant with UCLA HIV Care Clinic, we are excited to announce that SELF completed installation of solar equipment at Nyange Health Center in September 2010. This video describes some of the process, as well as what electricity means to those who provide and receive health care services here.

 

While we were in Rwanda this summer, we performed electricity assessments for 4 more health sites. Thanks to the collaborative grant with UCLA, we will be able to provide solar power at these sites within the next 4 months. The following video provides a glimpse into what it means to be a rural health center without electricity!