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3850Re: [voiceful] Re: [holistichelping] DIY Solar " Light a Home"/VYP Newsletter

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  • rachel.kungu@gmail.com
    Feb 3, 2009
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      Dear Janet, the newsletter webpage is
      www.peace-caravan.org/newsletter.html Regards

      On 2/2/09, Janet Feldman <kaippg@...> wrote:
      > Dear Rachel and All,
      >
      > Hello and this is excellent! Great minds think alike, too, because Graham
      > had just mentioned to me the need for a "plan" of some kind to be developed,
      > in conjunction with receiving DIY Solar equipment.
      >
      > Hopefully the $500 to jumpstart the project can be raised from somewhere. Is
      > there any way at least some of it can proceed without funding?
      >
      > Also, I have received your marvelous newsletter and love both the form and
      > its contents!! Immense thanks for this inspiring publication!
      >
      > I'd like to post a smaller version of it on to others, and to forums. Do you
      > have a "plain-text" one, or is posted at your website, so I can give people
      > a url for further info? The newsletter is so rich in HTML--which makes it
      > so attractive!--that unfortunately it is too many MB's to be posted at
      > ActALIVE et al "as is". Their limit is 1MB.
      >
      > Thanks again for all of this wonderful news, and love and blessings to you
      > and all! Janet
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Rachel Kungu
      > To: help group ; meadowlea ; voiceful@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 6:38 AM
      > Subject: [holistichelping] DIY Solar " Light a Home"
      >
      >
      > Dear all,
      >
      > "Light a Home" is a project of voluntary Youth Philanthropists to ensure
      > that rural areas have DIY solar for the light and for radio power and solar
      > torches. The project I thought of during my visit to the UK when we met with
      > Graham who also gave me samples to carry with me.
      >
      > I have organized youth in 3 rural settings (20-25 people per group) in
      > Kenya where they use petroleum products for lighting the lamps/any other
      > lighting equipment. we have introduced the concept and used the samples to
      > illustrate the use of the solar for radios especially and touch. The project
      > has been embraced by the youth in the rural areas and we are working
      > together to set up the project to benefit the homes in the rural settings
      > where their main source of income is subsistence farming and pastrolism,
      > education to many is a luxury after standard eight due to lack of school
      > fees and thus makes it very difficult to raise the standards of living.
      > HIV/aids has also rocked the areas with little knowledge on the same. The
      > groups we have organised will be used for outreach in the community after
      > the necessary trainings and they will also work on the "Light a Home"
      > project as a source of income generating project one among the many they
      > will be introduced to as the time goes by.
      >
      > I have a technical guy who is going to show them how to assemble the DIY
      > solar, and later the project to be for the community/youth in the rural
      > area. However, the materials to assemble for the above mentioned solar
      > lighting projects one is approximately USD 10 and can be sold between USD
      > 20-30. I am looking for people who are willing to contribute for the project
      > as seed money. I would appreciate if i could be supported with USD 500 to
      > kick start the project.
      >
      > In summer we have organised work camps in those 3 rural areas and we are
      > going to make some of the equipments and encourage interactions among youth
      > from different communities.
      >
      > Thanks to Graham Knight for the knowledge you have shared with me. You
      > will give a smile to many youth rocked in rural remote areas.
      >
      > Light a Home
      >
      > Regards
      >
      > --
      > Rachel Wambui Kung'u
      > Executive Director
      > Voluntary Youth Philanthropists
      > P.O.Box 19705-00202
      > Tel: +254 2367689
      > Mobile: +254 721 626389
      > website: www.peace-caravan.org
      > www.peacecaravan.ushahidi.com
      > Blog: www.peacecaravan.wordpress.com
      > skype: rachelken1
      >


      --
      Rachel Wambui Kung'u
      Executive Director
      Voluntary Youth Philanthropists
      P.O.Box 19705-00202
      Tel: +254 2367689
      Mobile: +254 721 626389
      website: www.peace-caravan.org
      www.peacecaravan.ushahidi.com
      Blog: www.peacecaravan.wordpress.com
      skype: rachelken1
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