Solar panels for rural Kenyan villages!

Hi, we are Positive Aid! An Australian NGO that partners with organisations in rural Kenya to help improve health literacy, maternal child health and HIV/AIDS treatment, looking to expand our operations.

We have paired up with a team of IBM researchers to find a solution for remote electricity.  Our staff in Uranga, Kenya do not have access to ongoing electrical power, which makes it difficult to conduct effective monitoring and reporting, and limits the range and effectiveness of outreach activities, such as the use of microscopes to teach local people about germs, safe water, and COVID-19 (life-saving matters in rural villages). Solar photovoltaic and energy storage systems are solutions to this problem - providing renewable energy without the need for a connection to the grid.

Together with the IBM research team, we have analysed our energy needs and the potential at our site in Uranga.  Following an extensive process of collecting quotes and advice from a variety of expert installers and suppliers based in Kenya, we have selected a system that we expect to meet Positive Aid’s energy needs for many years to come.  However, solar + storage systems in Kenya (particularly in remote regions) remain expensive, and we were not able to keep system costs below the originally available budget.  We now require an extra $2,000 to make this installation happen, so that we can provide ongoing benefits to the communities we support in remote Kenya.

Thank-you for being a part of making this amazing project happen! We will post regular updates on social media, so please follow us , or sign up  to the Positive Aid newsletter.

Donations (17)

  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Barry Nesbitt
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Robert Kerr
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Gursharan Chana
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Khalid Abdulla
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs


Keira de Hoog
Briar Hill VIC
Positive Aid Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Australia.

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