Help Us Raise $10,000 to add 1,000W of Sustainable Power!

OHR staff and Access:Energy engineers install Wind/Solar Hybrid System on Soklo Mountain

OHR staff and Access:Energy engineers install Wind/Solar Hybrid System on Soklo Mountain

The Ekialo Kiona Center, OHR’s community-owned resource facility, is buzzing with activity this summer. Since opening in 2010, over 2,300 Mfangano residents have become Ekialo Kiona ‘members’ by undergoing HIV testing through our Cyber Voluntary Counseling and Testing program and new participants learn their HIV status everyday.

As members, the community can enjoy all of the Center’s features at no cost. The 10,000 square foot solar-powered facility features confidential mobile clinic rooms, Mfangano’s only Internet facility and Broadband computer lab with 17 low-watt PC’s and wireless Internet access, a radio studio, multiple workshop and seminar rooms, and a large open-air amphitheater

The impact of the Ekialo Kiona Center reaches beyond our membership base: many people visit the Center seeking connection to community resources and last month alone, our popular youth-run radio station received over 2,000 calls.

To ensure the Center is ‘powered up’ to support hundreds of new members, we need your help to raise $10,000 to add 1,000 Watts of sustainable power. Help the Ekialo Kiona Center offer free access to health information, support and technology by increasing our solar power capacity in partnership with Access:Energy and provide a voice for the people of Lake Victoria.

  • $50: 1MBS Highspeed Broadband fees for 1week, providing unlimited web access for all members
  • $150: 105Ah 12V Deep Cycle Solar Battery
  • $350: 240W Access:Energy Solar Panel
  • $1,000: 1200W Victron Pure Sine Wave AC Inverter.

With your contribution, OHR will expand our pioneering approach to HIV prevention, education and support for the people of Mfangano Island.