Lights for the Community of Gunjur

In rur­al areas of Gam­bia, less than 5% of the pop­u­la­tion is con­nec­ted to the elec­tri­city grid. The ma­jor­ity of the people rely on candles or ker­osene for light­ing at night. However, most people do not have money to light their homes every night, be­cause these light­ing sources are very ex­pens­ive. The In­ter­trust Group has donated a total of 2880 WakaWaka Powers to dif­fer­ent re­gions in Gam­bia so people have safe light at night and can charge their mo­bile devices. The ma­jor­ity of these WakaWa­kas have been dis­trib­uted in Gun­jur.

Loc­al Pro­gramma man­ager San­dang Bojang: “The dis­tri­bu­tion of the WakaWaka sol­ar lights and char­gers among the schools and com­munity of Gun­jur has truly been a bless­ing. This has been the most suc­cess­ful and pop­u­lar pro­gram Gun­jur has ever seen. The need and de­mand for sol­ar lights and char­gers is great. Every­body wants to have one for their house­hold. It is of great value to Gun­jur and oth­er com­munit­ies in the Gam­bia.”