Mobisol donates solar system to support Burundian refugees

Mobisol Rwanda has donated a high quality solar system to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The solar system will be used to support Burundian refugees in Gashora transit camp, Bugesera District, Rwanda. The 200 Wp solar power system can, for instance, be used to charge 10 mobile phone devices in 20 minutes and will help refugees to charge their phones in order to effectively communicate with their relatives.

Receiving the solar equipment at Mobisol offices on Tuesday, Ibrahim Dukuze, the head of tracing activities at ICRC, said the donation will improve communication among the refugees and will help reunite separated families. Gashora transit camp is currently sheltering over 500 Burundian refugees who usually use the ICRC’s phone because they have no means of charging their own cell phones. The solar system will be installed on a vehicle which will travel to the camp every morning to help refugees charge their phones.

Mobisol is happy to contribute to better communication between the families of refugees – and we are aiming to, in the future, be able to employ our solar solutions to improve the lives of families in other refugee camps across Rwanda and other regions.

Read more in The New Times: Mobisol solar system to help Burundian refugees.