Our Partners

Kagera Solar Enterprise - Partners

THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

The solar project has been greatly assisted by the following.

  • The Grace Foundation, Melbourne (initiating the project with the diocese, and providing grants and loans for stock and a vehicle)
  • Watu na Nuru, Iringa (sharing their extensive experience)
  • Watu na Nuru, Dodoma (supplying stock and advice)
  • Medical Missions Aid (MMA), Melbourne (providing a grant))
  • Mission Aid Group (MAG), Sydney (donating a container for storage)
  • Australian High Commission, Nairobi (providing a grant)
  • Kiva (www.kiva.com), providing a $25,000 loan for stock for resellers
  • Anglican Aid (formerly ORAF), funding solar lights for disadvantaged people

Special thanks to John Altmann (The Grace Foundation), Fiona Oates (Watu na Nuru, Iringa) and Martin Canning (Watu na Nuru, Dodoma) for their most helpful advice and encouragement during the project establishment phase.

A WORD ABOUT OUR CHIEF SPONSOR…

Andy Bennett is establishing development projects for the Diocese of Kagera, Anglican Church of Tanzania. God’s action through Andy and the diocese has been clearly evident.

In 2010, a Christian organisation approached the diocese inviting it to partner in providing solar lighting to people in villages (90% have no electricity). This was not a project the diocese had ever considered – it was organised by God! Now Andy is establishing this project, and will eventually train a Tanzanian team to run it – but who? Incredibly, in this remote area populated mostly by subsistence farmers, God has provided a local electrician who will soon join the project – and he’s qualified in installing solar systems!! A local mechanic has also offered himself and will make an excellent technician, especially as he’s done a course in electronics!

Grants and loans have started coming in, enabling purchase of initial stock – but where to store it? No problem – God’s got it sorted! A container from Mission Aid Group in Sydney arrived recently and it will make a secure store for the project.

This brief summary cannot cover all the God-incidences so far, but God’s hand is very clear in this work.

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Location Details

Anglican Diocese of Kagera Offices Location:
Murgwanza, Ngara District, Kagera Region, Tanzania

Mission:

To proclain the good news of Jesus Christ, disciple believers and serve communities spiritually, physically and mentally.

Vision:

Fullness of life in Christ.

From the Word:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Colossians 1:9