OVO Foundation funds electrification projects in Kenya

The OVO Foundation has announced that is expanding its energy access project in Kenya, electrifying over 300 schools and health clinics in the hardest-to-reach parts of Kenya.

Project Jua builds on its 2017 pilot, in which the OVO Foundation installed 20 solar systems in two of the poorest counties in Kenya: Turkana and Kilifi. The success of this pilot demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of delivering off-grid solar and storage on a relatively small scale in the development sector.

Project Jua is now expanding to five counties where electrification is far below the national average of 56%, including:

Turkana (2.4%)
Kwale (10.6%)
Taita-Taveta (15%)
Kilifi (16.7%)
Isiolo (18.5%)

OVO Foundation is the sole funder of the project, and is supported by 80,000+ OVO Energy customers who donate each month by adding at least 25p to their monthly statement. OVO Foundation will again partner with Energy 4 Impact to deliver the project, which shares a vision of creating a better quality of life for everyone through access to clean energy.

Full article: ESI Africa



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