Wow! Where did a year go? Like a worker bee, I am preparing to leave in 11 days to begin AEP's first 'Project Trip'. March 17 I leave JFK for Mnang'ole, Tanzania to complete the projects we have been preparing for the past several months.
I have 3 Tanzanian Volunteers and 2 American Volunteers joining me this time around.
Here's what we will accomplish:
affordable, and environmentally friendly lighting sources.
lanterns for a light source.
kerosene to use as a light source.
to return home to prepare dinner and complete household
chores before 6 PM.
and safety hazard.
income to purchase this fuel for lighting alone.
evenings, particularly for those who cannot afford kerosene.
are not able to complete homework tasks if they cannot
afford a light source in the evening.
is insufficient for most tasks.
hazards and economic hardships caused by kerosene usage
and the subsequent benefits of solar energy.
each family with one solar lantern.
the health and cost benefits of solar energy first hand.
solar lanterns will almost double their expendable income.
cleaning, and productivity.
to complete homework tasks.
funds to enable them to send their children to school.
I'll be in touch as soon as possible, after I get settled in my second home, Tanzania!