Maria Ines Tailoring School

In September 2021, a solar installation was put into operation in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, where the Clarisian Sisters have a new tailoring workshop in the Maria Ines Vocational Institute for Women.

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Olga Ramirez (Mille91 Foundation), who obtained a donation of several sewing machines from a workshop in Spain, the Sisters have been able to expand their tailoring workshop. They teach this profession in a two-year program to a group of 30/40 vulnerable people, mainly women, providing them an opportunity to earn a living.



  • Servicio: Light and electricity 24/7
  • Impact: Education
  • PV Instalation: 30 panels (11,4kWp)
  • Social Impact: Improvement in the employment of women



To operate the new electric machines (in addition to other manual machines), lights, fans, etc, electricity is needed. The center doesn’t have access to the electricity grid, and running a generator for so many hours a day is unfeasible for the economy of the vocational center.

EKI Foundation has made a solar installation that guarantees the operation of the tailoring workshop and all its equipment. For the study of this project, EKI has collaborated with the NGO ENERGÍA SIN FRONTERAS (ESF).