Solar street lights installation in Bongaba
PARTNERSHIPLitro de Luz
MissionAccess to energy
Litro de Luz Brasil uses solar lighting solutions to alleviate energy-poverty on low income households, using simple materials such as plastic bottles and PVC pipes, in addition to solar panel, battery, LED lights and charge controller.
The community called Bongaba is a rural community in Magé- RJ, a city near Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro state. Litro de Luz will build and deliver street lights to 115 families.
The project includes approximately 6 visits of 1 day each to align and engage the residents, choose and train around 2 local ambassadors and prepare everything for the installation days. The rural community in Rio de Janeiro has access to the electrical grid, but needs light in the streets so they can move, socialize, go and come back from work or school feeling more safe.
In this project, supported by the Nexans Foundation, Litro de Luz will install 30 solar street lights and apply its social development methodology (certified by Fundação Banco do Brasil), teaching the residents on how to build, replicate and maintain the technology.
Estimated direct beneficiaries on the total project period
The steps for installation include: communication with the local leadership, community meetings, technology demonstration, operational planning, territorial analysis, and ambassador's training. These ambassadors are residents with leadership profiles who will be trained to become our direct link with the community, contributing to engage other people and to maintain the solar solutions.
On April 12, 2023 the Nexans Foundation will organize a workshop to train 20 Nexans volunteers for the installation of the lighting solutions that will happen on April 29, 2023, at the community of Bongaba, alongside volunteers from the NGO.
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