- Total Investment: 30.000 €
Moringa is a tree whose derived products are in strong demand in Europe as food supplements. The Salesians of Don Bosco have created a moringa processing facility in which all the farmers in the rural area of Bo, Sierra Leone, can participate.
In order to export moringa to Europe with an ecological seal, it is necessary to dry and grind it under special conditions, which are supplied by a specific oven and mill. The Salesians of Don Bosco have built the processing plant, but the electrical grid does not reach their facilities. EKI Foundation has provided the necessary equipment to install a solar photovoltaic installation to power these devices, and thus be able to complete the processing of moringa. This center will allow the families involved in the project to improve and prosper.
- NGO: Salesians of Don Bosco
- Service: Light and electricity supply 24/7
- Impact: 30 farmers and their families
- PV Installation: 60 paneles, (19,8 kWp)
- Social Impact: Economic development
- Project situation: Pending installation
The installation and commissioning of the equipment was carried out in November of 2020 by local installers with EKI supervision. A maintenance and operation training was also provided to the local installer. The material was shipped with the NGO Ayuda Contenedores from Pamplona.
The project currently employs 30 farmers, 18 of whom are women. Other crops such as rice and peanuts are cultivated.
The investment necessary for this project has been donated by the winery RIOJA ALTA S.A, within its "Viña Ardanza Solidario" program.