Affordable solar lamps will be reached out to 8500 school children in 45 schools by end of 2013. The Girl Child’s Right to Education Project (though boys are not excluded) is initiated by Vi Agroforestry, supported by Barefoot Power Uganda Ltd and funded by Radio Music fund from Sweden. Teachers, pupils, parents and school management committees in 45 schools will be introduced to the use of solar energy as a source of power in education system. The project aims to reduce the use of kerosene lamps,

One Renewable Energy Enterprise, Inc. “One Renewable” was established in 2008 by former employees of Shell Solar Philippines Corporation (SSPC) who desired to pursue the business after the global scale down of Shell Renewables. The team is considered a prime mover of the rural retail segment of the solar industry in the Philippines because it pioneered the development of rural retail market for solar energy business.

Barefoot Power’s recycling policy in Uganda Barefoot Power Uganda encourages the process of battery recycling by working closely with our network of dealers and retailers. They are required to give any client that is interested in replacing the battery a 10% discount on the new improved battery version. This strategy helps us to re-collect the old batteries in our Kampala Head office prior to environmentally disposing them. 

In our efforts to dispose of the batteries in full compliance with local and nationwide environmental regulations, Green Label services Limited is contracted to transport the batteries safely to a government run disposal facility. For our systems that use larger 12v Lead Acid batteries, we have contracted Uganda Batteries Limited, who also has all the local and nationwide environmental regulations.

 

 

 

In Uganda, 5 million households (85% of the population) lack access to electricity. It has become evident that access to reliable electricity plays a major role in development. One of the major problems for developing countries that lack electricity is expensive, unhealthy, unsafe lighting alternatives. Most Ugandans use kerosene lanterns or candles for lighting which produce poor quality light, have unsafe open flames that cause fires, and with kerosene price fluctuations, they are not affordable.

Simba Telecom is the biggest mobile phone retailer in East Africa, with more than 30 retail outlets and hundreds of mobile dealers in Uganda. In December 2010, Simba selected the Barefoot Power Firefly12 Mobile Lamp to provide phone charging capabilities.

Community organization for Rural Enterprise Activity Management (CREAM) is a member based, not for profit organization that aims to provide Business Development Services (BDS) to marginalized poor targeting women. CREAM operates in the West Nile region of Uganda and specializes in the formation of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA). It seeks to strengthen the efforts of the marginalized women and men to meet their socio-economic needs on a sustainable basis through capacity building, promotion of social justice and the sustainable use of environmental resources.

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