LIV DURBAN PLACES VULNERABLE AND ORPHANED CHILDREN INTO A FAMILY ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY RECEIVE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, SPIRITUAL DISCIPLESHIP, CARE AND NURTURING.
However, LIV Durban has faced persistent challenges, including frequent power outages and high utility bills. To address these issues, we have initiated a project to supply the village with an affordable, reliable, and environmentally friendly electricity supply.
Regular power outages have proven a great challenge to LIV Durban, as it can last for days at a time. These outages disrupt exams and classes of the children in our online school, affects the operations of the Owethu clinic and welding school, and places strain on the foster homes housing our foster mother and children. Furthermore, the high utility bills have strained the village’s finances. Given that 83% of the village’s annual income comes from donations, reducing these bills is essential to allocate resources more effectively.
Project Son-Light is designed to bring accessible and dependable electricity to LIV Durban, the Owethu clinic and the Skills development and Training centre. This project aligns with LIV Village’s broader vision of creating self-sustainable, eco-friendly villages that offer a safe and nurturing environment for our children.
G7 Renewable Energies Pty (Ltd) conducted an assessment of LIV Village’s energy needs and provided us with a cost estimate and a Request for Purchase document that supplies all the technical specifications to be met. They have recommended the following system:
- 203 kW Solar panels
- 180 kW Inverter
- 358 kW Batteries
The total cost for the installation and procurement of this system amounts to R4.5 million.
This project offers the following benefits:
- 110% electricity savings
- 322 Tons of Greenhouse gas emissions savings per year
- R23 million lifetime utility bill savings
While we are raising funds, we are in the process of procuring the equipment as well as finding a reliable installer of the equipment. The goal is to have the system fully operational by the end of March 2024.
To give towards this project, South African donors can make a payment to the following bank account or by clicking the following link. Please use LIV Durban Solar as reference:
Account Name: Lungisisa Indlela Village NPC
Bank: First National Bank
Branch: Umhlanga Crescent
Branch Code: 220629
Account Number: 6242 0878 946
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
UK citizens can give by making a payment to the following bank account, or by clicking this link. Please use Solar as reference:
LIV UK Donations Account
CAF Bank Ltd
Account Number: 00021073
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Alternatively, contact Werner via phone +27 84 494 3101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org