The people of Bokosso have experienced increased activity the past few weeks, which has included working on the solar power site, signing up for electricity and the wiring of their homes.
Building the site
Last week SunErgy started work on building the site for the solar power plant in Bokosso. Within a couple of weeks the site shall be ready for installation of the solar power plant. Mr. Mike Fohba, Project Manager of SunErgy, can inform “that all is going according to the plan. We are using as many local people as possible in order to help local people to work, enabling them to earn some additional money. We are also looking to the future, working on the Bokosso will provide training for participating in building the next plants. I should also add that 2 Mites is an important parter, since they are the ones offering loans to the people, making it possible for them to have access to electricity.”
Signing up for electricity
Week 37 was “signing up for electricity, cable TV and Internet week” in Bokosso. “The good news is that all people signed up”, according to Country Manager of Sunergy Mr. Emmanuel Nkom, who continues “and why not? All people, all around the world want and need this. Nobody wants to live in darkness, not knowing what is going on in the worlds. This week was “electric” in Bokosso. People could not sign up fast enough. A fantastic week for the people and for SunErgy. More power to you!”
Mr. Knut-Arne Wendel, who is in charge of funding adds “this is something we have been looking forward to and planned for a long time, a milestone. With this the people are able to move out from “stone age” into a new and brighter future!”
Household wiring of Bokosso has also started with Chief Electrical Engineer of SunErgy, Mr. John Ngam in charge.
“This is the biggest job I have ever had” says Mr. Ngam and continues “and the most important. It is fantastic to be part of it. We are about to start wiring of 160 homes, plus local businesses and industry. We have worked hard to get where we are today, but we made it and soon people can switch on the light and enjoy light, television and Internet. That for people in this remote part of the world is nothing less than a miracle. I am blessed for being part of it!”
“Dr. Stein Skjørshammer, Managing Director of SunErgy says “We can all rejoice, light is here! It is fantastic how Sunergy and 2 Mites are working together, SunErgy building and 2 Mites making it affordable. Just great!”
Mr. Knut-Arne Wendel, who is in charge of funding for 2 Mites, informed that during week 37 more than 40 letters were sent to individuals and families asking them to place part of their savings with 2 Mites. “We are looking for people who can save NOK 10 000 with 2 Mites for a period of 3 years for 6 percent annual interest” Mr. Wendel says and concludes “this amount will actually be NOK 60 000 since it is lent out 6 times during the period, which will provide a large number of families with electricity, cable television and Internet. This is a fantastic opportunity to let your money grow while helping others.”
“2 Mites makes it possible for people to finance installation of electricity, Internet and cable television,” says Country manager of 2 Mites, Mr. Emmanuel Nkom. “All planning has been done and we are ready to receive loan applications in connection with people installing electricity into their homes.”
“2 Mites is” according to Dr. Stein Skjørshammer, Managing Director of 2 Mites “not to be confused with a regular micro financing company, but rather a tool to enable the households to install electricity, cable television and Internet in villages where SunErgy is active. We have a strong focus on the purpose of 2 Mites. All people will have the opportunity to apply for a loan to an affordable interest rate. Our idea is for all people to have the opportunity to “see the light” and participate in the brighter future ahead. We do not want anyone to be left behind.”
“The invitation for Norwegian to place their money in savings certificates in 2 Mites are being intensified with the increased speed in building the solar power stations and installation of electricity,” says Knut-Arne Wendel who is in charge of the activity. “We have used the time to prepare, inform and get ready. However, the project is rapidly picking up speed. It is time for us to be ready with the money in order to make the dream of electricity come through. It looks good. The interest is great. People are responding. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive high interest on the savings, while at the same time helping others. If this is not a win-win, then I am afraid, there will never be a win-win.”
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