We are very proud to announce the opening of the Tiloo Shop on the project site in Latriya. The population of Latriya and the surroundings has now the possibility to buy solar produced products like babyfood, dried fruits and roasted peanuts.
In 2015, the UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 goals. Goal 7 focuses on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all (SE4All). To achieve goal 7, a workshop was held last week in the Gambia which Tiloo also attended.
The carpenter volunteer Salvatore arrived last Monday in Latriya: Welcome to the Tiloo Gambia team! His current task is to set-up Tiloo’s own carpentry workshop. Moreover, he is going to make the construction plans of the solar cookers and dryers for Tiloo carpenters.
90 percent of the population in the Gambia use, in the absence of alternatives, firewood and charcoal as the main energy source. The deforestation has far-reaching consequences: Increase of the prices for firewood, soil erosion, threat to biodiversity and increase of the climate change.