July 14, 2005

Leaving Banco after completing two successful installations with the villagers

When I left Mali I realized that with less than $6,000 that I managed to raise, we completed the following: 1) The development of a local enterprise manufacturing solar panels and cookers locally 2) The completion of 7 locally constructed panels 3) The installation of two of the locally made panels in Banco that powered 6 lights and a solar pump and 4) The construction of 6 solar cookers. We could not help but be proud that such a small amount of money involved in this project is in stark contrast to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that characterize most development projects.

Posted by Mary at July 14, 2005 05:16 AM