With a third of its population below the international poverty line and many more living without access to electricity or clean water, Gambia is one of the world’s poorest nations. It is also one of the world’s great untapped solar resources.
And with these two facts in mind, module supplier Donauer Solartechnik has taken on the role of philanthropist by donating a rooftop PV system and solar powered water pump to River Boat Doctors International's (RDI) health centre in Buniadu.
Originally the off-grid system was not intended to be a charitable donation. However, Donauer Solartechnik owner Rudolf Donauer was so convinced of the worthiness of RDI’s work in Gambia that he offered to install the system free of charge.