In 2017, GLOW invested in the second phase of growth for our Solar Centers in Kenya with Sun Transfer Kenya (STKE).
GLOW provided the funding needed to purchase solar powered water pumps and irrigation systems as new inventory for the 3 Solar Centers which GLOW originally funded (see Kenya 2016 for more information) in the Western Region of Kenya. These solar water technologies were also added to existing Solar Centers in the Eastern Region of the country, as well to broaden the reach across the country.
All of the pumps are installed by the trained technicians working at the Solar Centers. And the pumps will be available to purchase through installments using the money transferring system, Pay-As-You-Go, or as outright purchases.
By using the solar powered water pumps, farmers have the ability to double their yearly yield- therefore, making it accessible to pay back the total cost of the pump with ease.Plus, the cost of the pumps is significantly less than the amount most farmers would otherwise be spending on diesel fueled pumps. And once the solar pump is paid back in full- their water source is now free!
To learn more about the impact of this project, check out Kenyan farmer testimonials.