Kibumba Island/Lake Victoria Tanzania

The team from Fraunhofer HHI and Clausthal University of Technology initiated their first project in collaboration with the Tanzanian company JUMEME Ltd. in 2019 at Lake Victoria on the island Kibumba. A powerhouse with 12 kWp solar and 75 kWh lithium-ion battery storage was installed at the island serving as off-grid power supply for the village, the primary school and nursery of the island. In addition, a sewing room was installed giving the women of the island the possibility to establish micro business and in such way supporting their families with additional income. In 2021 a water purification system was installed at the island serving the people with clean water. This project was supported by a Rotary District Grant (District 1800) and the Rotary Club Goslar.

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Watotowaafrica Waisenhaus

The Watoto wa Africa Orphanage

The Watoto Wa Africa orphanage in Mwanza/Tanzania is an institution in great need, as it has no or only irregular electricity and no drinking water. Its only source of water is the collection of rainwater in large tanks. In spring 2023, there was a typhoid epidemic with fatalities. To support the orphanage, VoltaViewAfrica will install a Powerhouse by the end of this year, which will provide electricity and clean drinking water for the orphanage. This project is supported by the Rotary Club of Goslar.



Fishing is the main source of income for many families in sub-Saharan Africa along the west and east African coasts and the large lakes in the central parts of the continent, e.g. Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Malawi Lake. The fishing boats are mainly operated with petrol outboard engines.