Mpingo Farm Stay is an exclusive nature farm that provides lovers a place to seek harmony, tranquility and solitude. On May 23rd 2011, team members from ARTI-TZ visited the Mpingo Farm Stay which is located 38 km from Dar es Salaam in Bagamoyo District. The purpose of this visit was to complete the installation of Barefoot Power solar kits in the guest lodges, kitchen, patio and workers quarters.
The installation was conducted by Abdalla Seushi, Kennedy Mremi and James Mariwa from ARTI-TZ. Carla Acosta, an intern from Canada, and Jacqueline Michael, also from ARTI-TZ, accompanied to assist in the installation and see the wonderful efforts to conserve the natural environment. Staff members from Mpingo Farm Stay gave a tour to the ARTI-TZ team and helped with hanging the lights in the banda’s.
The Barefoot Power lights have helped a great deal at the Farm as electricity is scarce and most people rely on kerosene and candles as the main source of lighting. According to one of the Mpingo Farm Stay staff the solar power has been the most efficient and economical form of power and allows them to remain within their mandate to be environmentally friendly.
The Mpingo Farm Stay story demonstrates how people living and do business in areas without power can adopt solar energy and avoid undergoing the costly process of installing grid electricity or using generators. Lodges, campsites and other institutions, such as schools, can use the example of the Mpingo farm to see the opportunity to reap the benefits of solar.
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