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Jewish Heart For Africa

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Causes: Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, International, International Development, Judaism, Public & Societal Benefit, Religion

Mission: Jewish Heart for Africa is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings sustainable Israeli technologies to African villages. Our first initiative, Project Sol, arranges for the financing and installation of Israeli solar panels to power schools, clinics, and water pumping systems in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda. Project Sol provides light for education, solar powered refrigeration for storage of life-saving medicines and vaccines, and water pumping systems to the millions that still lack access to clean water. Our second initiative, Project Agro, brings Israeli drip irrigation techniques to African villagers to improve local agriculture. Using the technology that made Israel’s desert bloom, our drip irrigation systems help farmers to grow more crops, prevent starvation and promote economic growth. Since our founding in 2008, we have completed 23 projects, impacting 70,000 African people with Israeli technology. We provide for sustainable economic development in Africa, all while investing in Israeli innovation and improving Israel’s image around the world.

Results: 40,000 African villagers now have access to energy in their schools and medical clinics. Over 1,000 children have received vaccines stored in our solar refrigerators

Geographic areas served: US, Israel, Africa

Programs: Innovation: africa (ia - https://www. Innoafrica. Org/) brings innovative solar and agricultural technologies to remote sub-saharan african villages to combat poverty, disease and hunger. Using israeli solar energy, we provide electricity to power schools and orphanages, which allows students to study at night and to medical clinics to provide proper healthcare and refrigeration for storing medicines and vaccines. The solar panels installed in the villages allow for the production of energy to pump clean water deep below the ground in the aquifers, making it available year-round and eliminate water-borne diseases. Each water pump provides rural communities with over 20,000 liters of clean water per day. * using israeli unique technology, drip irrigation systems extend the growing season, preventing hunger and creating revenue generating possibilities. Our engineers have developed remote monitoring technology that detects system failures, and have trained local residents to repair equipment so that villages are never left in the dark or without water. Prior to system installation, residents create a business plan that is implemented by a village committee to support minimal annual maintenance costs. By the end of 2014, we completed 86 solar water and agricultural projects. Since our founding in 2008, we served at least 718,228 people across 6 countries: ethiopia, tanzania, malawi, the democratic republic of the congo, south africa and uganda. *the impact of clean water and power includes improved community health; entrepreneurial and other opportunities for women and children who no longer need to spend their days fetching water; running water improves sanitation; and the community is empowered by improved living conditions and the overall economic and educational opportunities made possible with the addition of electricity.

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