We have been asked to look at the potential upgrade of the current generator-produced electricity for kapenta fishermen in Kariba, along the shore of Lake Kariba. We are currently busy with feasibility of such a project. Current work needing to be carried out includes:
-Assessing the feasibility to use solar energy and source material.
-Creation of a local structure to implement the use of solar panels.
-Compilation of grant requests.
This project will create positive impacts on environment (air and noise pollution), health of the fishermen, economy in the area and at country level. It will be sustainable, with the cost of the set-up paid off by individuals, therefore not relying on future grants.
If successfully assessed and implemented in Zimbabwe, similar projects can be assessed and rolled-out in Zambia, also along the shore of Lake Kariba and in Malawi and Mozambique.
We have collected basic information on the fishing technique, lights requirement, interest, status of the fishing in the area and are currently working on finding a potential solar system that could replace the current generator and lights.
Meet Mabasa, on the shore of Lake Kariba in Zimbabwe. Learn about Kapenta fishing and the wish to improve lives and reduce pollution by transitioning to renewable energy.