Moyo Safi Wa Maria Hospital, Tanzania

  • Total Investment: 20.000€
  • Annual Cost of Energy: 1.000€
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The congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, together with Africa Directo, has presented this project to us to improve the electric supply of the Moyo Safi Wa Maria hospital. The hospital is located in Msewe, a suburb of Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania. The hospital opened its doors as the only health center in the area, and was promoted to the Hospital category by the Ministry of Health of Tanzania in 2006.

Currently, it serves 50,000 people a year, in addition to campaigning every 4 months for the surrounding villages to assist those without means to travel to the hospital.

 


 

  • ONG: Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (FIHM)
  • Servicio: Light and power supply 24/7
  • Impacto: 50.000 people benefited
  • Instalación FV: 40 panels, (11 kW), 24 batteries
  • Impacto social: Improvement in hospital service and quality
  • Situación Proyecto: In development
  • Situación Previa: 

    Daily electric blackouts due to the bad state of the electrical network. There is a old generator very expensive to operate

 


 

The hospital has a connection to the electric network, although in the area there are 2 or 3 weekly cuts of more than 7 hours, sometimes lasting for days. During these cuts, the hospital uses an old generator that does not have enough power to power all the hospital's services, and which also supposes a fivefold increase in the cost of the electricity supplied by the network. It is also necessary to constantly repair the generator, further increasing operating costs.