ESW Haiti Mobile Solar Powered Charging Station
"Rantlamouaie is a small village in Haiti that is not connected to the power grid. Villagers have to walk a half hour on trails, often at night, to the nearest town with power to charge phones and appliances. Oftentimes the power grid is turned off when they get there. Cell phones are used to communicate in the event of an emergency, and by providing a sustainable power source, we are helping villagers feel safe by ensuring help is only a phone call away." — Jacquelyn Demshick ’19, project lead
Impact of Your Gift
Your gift helps to buy the materials needed to build the solar-powered charging station, as well as providing travel for the team.
By supporting our project, you are helping a small group of Rensselaer students looking to make a difference by enhancing their knowledge of sustainable energy. This project allows students to get hands-on experience in a field they are passionate about. By contributing to ESW Haiti, you are providing the experience of a lifetime for aspiring engineers.
Why Support Us
Help us help Rantlamouaie. While the fossil fuel industry has been dominating in developed countries, developing countries have a chance to make a difference by using sustainable energy sources such as solar. By traveling to Haiti to install the charging station, we are also given the opportunity to teach villagers about solar and how to repair the charging station. This empowers the villagers and allows them to be independent of fossil fuels.
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