Improving the working and living conditions of education and healthcare professionals in rural areas with little or no electricity access in Cameroon with the help of crowd funded solar energy solutions.

  1. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE The level of schooling and access to good quality health care are key factors in improving the Human Development Index (HDI) Read more...
    2. HOW DO WE "SHARE ENERGY" THROUGH THIS INITIATIVE?
The EMPOWER initiative will be implemented jointly with the elites and other key players in the identified localities. Read more...

3. HOW TO SUPPORT THE EMPOWER INITIATIVE?

You can choose between the selection of schools and health centres proposed by us, or you can propose your own in Cameroon, bearing in mind that the validation of your proposal will depend on the accessibility of the locality and the total amount of equipment you offer.

Then you select the solution(s) to be offered and pay in full by one of the following possibilities:

Cheque payable to: S2 Services Sarl
MTN Mobile Money: +237 650 295 589
Orange Money: +237 655 592 525
Deposit at our premises in Douala or at one of our partners after confirmation
Bank transfer to
BANK ECOBANK Cameroon
SWIFT ECOCCMCX
IBAN IBAN CM21 10029 00002 01217324101 80
Account number: 01217324101
Holder: S2 Services Sarl
Once the product(s) are delivered, you will receive photos and videos/testimonials first immediately and then one year later or you will be informed of the impact of your action in the recipient community(ies).

Prompt delivery, technical assistance, feedback and monitoring are possible thanks to the NGOs, Associations, Individuals and Corporate bodies in our distribution network.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Whatsapp: +237 679 525 503 / Office: +237 243 17 75 58

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Empower-Initiative-245093605959726/

Website: www.empower-initiative.org

L’EQUIPE

Mr. Herve AZEMTSA,  Managing Director S2 Services Sarl,    herve@empower-initiative.org  | +237 679 525 503
Mr. Durando NDONGSOK, Managing Director S2 Services Sarl,  durando@empower-initiative.org
|  +237 679 526 120
Mrs. Carole TANKEU,  Managing Associate S2 Services Sarl, carole@empower-initiative.org  | +237 670 613 804

4. SOME INFORMATION ON ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY IN CAMEROON
50% of the Cameroonian population has no access to electricity, that is to say more than 10 million people;
More than 10 million people live in rural areas in Cameroon, only 20%, i.e. nearly 2 million people, have access to the electricity network

  • 69% of rural schools in Cameroon have no access to water and 95% have no access to electricity (Regional Education Report, UNESCO, 2016)
    Rural households in Cameroon spend up to 20% of their income on lighting and phone recharging, or nearly 50,000 CFA francs per year
    Renewable energy accelerates GDP growth by 1 to 3 percentage points in Africa. (UNDP Development Tomorrow Report, 2015);
    Out of 13,000 localities identified in rural areas of Cameroon, 10,000 are still plunged into darkness;
    According to a WHO study, more than 3/4 of medical equipment does not work or cannot be used, and 1/3 of breakdowns are due to the failure of the electricity network;
    Better lighting already encourages children to study at night and thus improves school success;
    Access to energy reduces maternal and infant mortality in hospitals;
    The more energy we use, the better we live. The Human Development Index increases with higher energy consumption;
    The more energy we consume, the less we pay! The more energy we consume, the less we pay! A person living in New York pays 0.1 dollars per kWh consumed, yet a person living in a village in Cameroon would pay over 2
    Dollars per kWh for very poor quality electricity;An inhabitant of France consumes nearly 7500 kWh of electricity per year, 27 times more than an inhabitant of Cameroon who consumes only 280 kWh per year;
    Studies show that access to mobile phones contributes directly to the improvement of the GDP, but the phones must be easily recharged;
    A 10% penetration of mobile telephony, with a switch from 2G to 3G, increases GDP by 0.15 points.