65% of Tanzanians live in rural areas and only 7% of these rural areas have electricity. Electricity in rural Tanzania relies on hydropower and therefore, “power” in areas such as Karagwe is hit and miss, especially during droughts. Ask anyone who has visited or lives there. I cannot remember one team from ETI that has not experienced a blackout. Most teams have experienced it several times during a week’s stay.
It’s not rocket science to conclude that an unreliable electrical supply hinders development in Karagwe and indeed all of Tanzania. Imagine what would be possible given plain old electricity.
ETI is pleased to be part of the solution: ETI thinks solar.