Burkina Faso

POPULATION: 17,400,000

85% lack access to electricity
46.7% below poverty line
Objective: serve 8,000 people


The “Centre Sanitaire Omni Amino” women’s birthing center located in Ouidi Village - Site 1 in Mogtedo is TWEF’s pilot project. We hope to complete this project by year end 2014. This site serves approximately 45 births per month. Located roughly 45 kilometers from Mogtedo town center, it is difficult to get reach for surrounding communities in need. Built in 2009 by the Omni Amino Association and costing about 30,000,000 CFA, the center was a much needed resource gifted to the people of Mogtedo. TWEF hopes to further the impact this center has had on local communities by installing 750 watts of photo-voltaic solar panels. The electricity generated by the solar panels will provide light 24/7 in every room of the center.


This medical facility in Mogtedo is composed of 3 buildings. The first is the initial examination room where patients are checked-in and reviewed. Less severe medical care is provided in this building. The second building is used for treating more severe ailments. There is a resting area where patients stay overnight if needed for 24 hour monitoring. The third building is the women’s birthing center. This building is composed of 3 rooms: a birthing room, a storage room, and a recovery room with over 10 beds. This facility serves over 30 births a month and in total the 3-building complex services over 2000 people in surrounding communities. TWEF will be installing a 250 watt solar system for each building, providing over 5200 lumens for year round lighting.


This school provides education for the surrounding population of 2000 people. There are over 700 students that use this facility on a daily basis. There are typically over 60 children per classroom. Some students travel by foot over 20 kilometers to get to school. There are 3 teacher’s quarters on site that require power for fans, electricity for computers, and light. A request has also been submitted for 2 large street light appliances to light the school grounds at night. The students would be able to use the facility at night to do homework because a lack of electricity at home limits study hours. TWEF has designed a 1500 watt solar system for this site which includes outdoor LED street lighting to illuminate the grounds of the entire complex at night.


This school provides education for the surrounding population of 2000 people. Approximately 1000 students use this school in a given week. The facility is without electricity and ceiling fans to provide relief from the African sun. The school attracts students from over an hour away to pursue an education. The project proposes LED lights in each classroom to provide 24 hour renewably powered lighting every day. TWEF will install a 1500 watt solar system for this school, providing 3600 lumens for each of its 3 large rooms.