Benedictine Monastery of Mambre, D.R. Congo

  • Total Investment: 12.800€
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In collaboration with the Benedictine Monastery of Mambre, and with the help of Father Clement, the Benedictine Monastery of Mambre located on the outskirts of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will be electrified with solar energy. The solar installation will offer an automatic backup electricity source during the frequent power outages of the electrical grid. The Monastery consists of a pre-school, primary school, secondary school, orphanage, bakery, seminary, church, a water pump and the residence of the brothers and guests.

 


 

  • NGO; Benedictine Monastery of Mambre (ADIM)
  • Service: Light, 24/7 electrical supply and water supply
  • Impact: 1.000 secondary students, 20 orphanage children, 20 brothers and the community
  • PV Installation: 18 panels, (4,9 kWp), Batteries (48V 875Ah), Inverter 8kVA
  • Social Impact : Education, quality of services provided, and water supply
  • Project Situation: In operation

 


 

The monastery is connected to an unstable electrical grid, with frequent blackouts and also prolonged cuts, and they count on an expensive generator to supply power during the power cuts.

In this humble neighborhood, many people live in extreme poverty, without access to reliable drinking water or sanitation. The monastery offers many services at an affordable price for the community. EKI also installed a solar system for the health and maternity center that the Monastery has in the compound, the system ensures a reliable source of energy for lighting, refrigation of the blood bank, medicines, and vaccines during the frequent power outages.

 

 

The installation was performed by local personnel supervised by the Monastery and trained by EKI personnel on-site.