Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

North Katanga Solar Panels Project

Advance #12762O

#12762O - Supplying solar panels for hospitals, clinics, health centers, and schools in rural areas

Annual Goal:$175,000.00
YTD Gifts:$725.00
Location: Congo, (Democratic Republic) Africa
Partner:The UMC, North Katanga Annual Conference

Background/History

Though the DRCongo has one of the biggest dams in the world, most of the towns and villages are in the dark.
And 3/4 of villages in North Katanga are not supplied with electricity.
What is striking is that surgical operations in hospitals situated in rural areas are done with candles and the conservation of some vaccines is not good as no refrigerator can work in these areas.
Nevertheless the church has managed to give some generators in 4 medical formations.
The problem seems not to be solved since generators consume much fuel which is too expensive.

Goals & Objectives

Install solar panel system in 74 UMC clinics in North Katanga in 4 years starting in 2012 up to 2016.
Install solar panel system in 4 Institutions of higher learning (UMC University in Kamina, Institut Superieur Pedagogique in Kamina, Mulongo Teachers' Training College and Kabongo University) to enable them to get connected to the internet and have language labs at work.

Activities Plan

Select 4 clinics, hospitals, and health centers in each district.
For the coming 4 years, 4 institutions of higher learning are targetted: UMC Kamina University, Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Kamina, Mulongo Teachers' Training College, and UMC Kabongo University.

Budget and Financial Information

Income

Annual Advance Financial Goal
$175,000.00
Local Financial Support
$5,000.00
$180,000.00

Expense

Purchase of solar panels
$160,000.00
Installation
$5,000.00
Transportation
$7,500.00
$172,500.00

Project Contact

Rev. Mulongo Ndala
Project Coordinator
+243993194108

Global Ministries Contact

Muyombo Mande
(212) 870-3703