INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANEL FOR BOREHOLE OPERATION AND SUPPLY OF POWER TO COMMUNITY CAMPSITE
INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANEL FOR BOREHOLE OPERATION AND SUPPLY OF POWER TO COMMUNITY CAMPSITE
The Tsodilo Village is located 67km from Shakawe, 35km away from Nxamasere village. The village which is consisted of two tribes of Hambukushu and Ju/’hoasi (San) has been an informal (ungazetted) settlement for decades until 2013, when the village was formal given village status. However the Community continues to depend largely on Trust for their basic needs such as safe drinking water and income generating activities such as selling of handicrafts to tourist, tour guides around Tsodilo Hills and gate takings and camping charges. The available government services to the village include mobile health care, education at boarding school in neighboring villages and Ipelegeng program.
The supply of safe drinking water to community remains a sole responsibility of the Trust as government’s plan to provide the village with water is yet to be finalized. There is also a need to connect electricity to community campsite to provide services to the clients. The Trust uses a generator to pump water to an increasing population of Tsodilo community. However the Trust does not have capacity to meet the water demand for the community in particular in light of regular breaking down of the generator and higher prices for fuel. The Trust does not raise enough funds to purchase and install solar panels which are reliable, sustainable and environment friendly.
? Primary Objective
To provide solar power to the borehole and Community Campsite
• Specific Objectives
? To develop solar panel installation plan
? To procure and purchase solar panel equipment
? To install solar panel
? To connect electricity to borehole
? To connect electricity to campsite
? To connect electricity to the Trust office
? To hand over the project to the Trust

• Project Rationale (Justification)
The purpose of the project is to install Solar Panel Equipment in Tsodilo in order to supply electricity at the Campsite and to pump water from the borehole to replace the use of power generator. The Tsodilo Trust has been supplying the community with water by use of a generator. This has not been efficient and effective due to the following reasons:
? The cost of fuel for the generator is very high on monthly basis which affects the organization negatively.
? There are high maintenance cost for the generator on monthly basis
? Electricity produced by the generator is not enough to supply community with needed amount of water
? Power will be connected to the campsite as means to enhance services for the clients
? Due to usage of the petrol generators at the borehole the underground water and plants are at the risk of being polluted by the oils which are leaking and drained from the generator. The use of solar power is sustainable and environmentally friendly.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Tsodilo Community Development Trust
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y5 (Jul 19-Jun 20)
Grant Amount:
US$ 35,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,000.00
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP6/Y5/CORE/CC/2020/01
Start Date:
8/2020
End Date:
7/2022
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
• Capacity needs; some community members have to undergo training on how the solar is working or operated before the project will be handed over to the Board of Trustees and the management of the Trust after its completion. This will also involve carrying out maintenance at all time.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
• Socio- economic alternative livelihoods activities to be carried out are installation of power at the campsites to provide light at the ablutions during night for the tourists. • Installation of power at the Trust office to be used by computers and other appliances used in the office like printers and photocopy machines which are not being used at the moment due to lack of power. • By installing the solar it will provide electricity at the craft shop to be able to sell refreshments and to also be used at the reception so that the visa cards and credit cards could be used by tourists to pay because most of them do not travel with cash.
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Grantee Contact

Ms Nxisae Magdeline Kiema
Phone: 6800419
Fax: 6878031
Email: nxisaekiema@gmail.com
 

Address

P.O. Box 480, Shakawe
TSODILO VILLAGE , OKAVANGO ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
Phone:
+267 363-3767
Email:
Loveness Godisamang
Email:

Address

UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC