If our African partners report how people react when they receive an Abiola Family SolarKit as a gift, they would have been too happy to be there. For people, it means light at night at no additional cost. Charge the phone at any time at no additional cost. And all this from the sun. Which otherwise gives them not only joy but also problems.
The Abiola LichtPortal presents not only aid projects that require a solar system, but also families.
All that remains is the question. Which families should pay for the SolarKit and which will be gifted. This post shows the difference. abiolablog19
Variant 1: All families from one village
AbiolaPartner Alex told us about a village in Uganda. In this village, only widows live without running water and electricity. In addition, the widows have made it their mission to take in orphans. Here beim FamilyProject with ID 58 it was easier to decide. In such a case, Abiola decided that all families from this village should receive an Abiola family SolarKit. This should not inflame envy between people.
This project was also included in the 4/2019 fundraiser.
Variant 2: Individual families from a village
sIt was more decisive to decide on the family project with the ID 236 in Niger. The mayor of the village has named us the poorest families to be included in the fundraiser. However, there is a danger that people do not understand why these very families were chosen for the solar kit. This type of allocation requires a great deal of trust in the municipal administration.
Important:Since many families still do not get the SolarKit as a gift, they should at least have the opportunity to buy the Abiola tent, lamps, backpacks or solar panel for little money. Even better about a fair microcredit. For this reason, Abiola is building bases in these countries so that the solar industry can continue to develop.
Variant 3 – All employees of an auxiliary station / school or..
According to Abiola, this is the best option.
A little story about it:
An Abiola partner has reported that a bush link treats hundreds of patients daily, although almost no medical equipment is available. The AbiolaPartner asked an employee what drives him to come back here every day and give everything. The employee said:
“We make people feel that we can help them.”
Often the staff, doctors, midwives or caretakers themselves have no electricity at home. What a wonderful thought to give these families a SolarKit for home.
In schools, this is often very similar. Teachers are often not well paid and have to pay a lot of overcoming every day to get to school. To teach the children there. Here, too, teachers often have no electricity themselves, even though electricity is available at school.
In this school, however, it was different. The supervisor Seraina from the Children’s Aid West Africa e.V. asked 70 students of the school she was supervising who had no power at home. This was only for children from 9 families. Seraina took the trouble and visited the children at home. So these families were included in the next fundraiser.
We ask our Abiola Partners, aid stations, orphanages, educational centres and schools to question whether the employees have a power supply at home. They can get an Abiola Family SolarKit, provided they can be grouped together over its facility. However, Abiola cannot donate to individual families.