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MONTHLY MISSION EFFORT

JUNE MISSIONS PROJECT:

UMCOR'S SOLAR EFFORT IN AFRICA

The Missions Ministry Team has selected UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) international project that provides Renewable Energy Access grants as the June mission project.

For instance, in Africa, about 1.3 billion people lack reliable access to electricity which means turning to kerosene lanterns and diesel generators to provide light and energy. The majority of people live in rural areas where the traditional electrical grids are not cost-effective, but renewable energy technology now makes it possible to produce clean electricity, even in extremely remote locations.

The first two projects of the Renewable Energy Access grant program in Africa will improve energy access in Tanzania and Liberia. In Tanzania, the Solar Sister program offers women economic opportunity, training, technology and support to distribute clean energy to communities and will equip 100 women to launch solar businesses. In Liberia, an UMCOR grant was provided to the Gbarnga School of Theology campus with a 25-kilowatt solar array and backup battery system.

If you would like to help with this effort, please make your check to Wesley UMC with Energy Access on the memo line or click on the $ button at the bottom of the page. If you prefer to make a cash donation, there are blue mission offering envelopes in the pew backs. Thank you very much for your support.

The Missions Ministry Team

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