This initiative focused on bringing solar energy to 20 villages and expanded the solar-energy component of a previous IBSA Fund project in Guinea-Bissau, incorporating lessons from the five pilot villages that had initially received and had been using solar equipment. It supported all villages to develop effective and sustainable management of solar equipment.
- 20,000 community members benefited from solar energy provided in their homes, schools and community centres, and for street lights and solar water pumps.
- 120 beneficiaries (62% female) participated in workshops on village mobilization regarding the management of solar-energy systems. Other community members volunteered for the work supporting the installation of solar equipment.
- The solar energy in youth centres and schools helped women to learn to read and write in the evenings.