Many rural and impoverished areas where we work exhibit a heavy reliance on candles and kerosene as the primary source of energy for cooking and lighting, especially when there is power failure. These fuels can be hazardous to one's health. In addition, the lack of electricity impedes development and can increase poverty.
To help alleviate this problem, HFAM raises money and distributes solar lanterns in these communities. This provides a safer, cheaper form of electricity for underdeveloped areas . In the month of November, we will distribute solar lanterns in Moloundou and the surrounding areas. We hope to reach our goal of providing a solar lantern to 1000 school kids.
We train dislocated individuals in sustainable farming methods and hold artisan workshops so that they are able to provide for themselves.