Village Infrastructure Angels and connectivity specialist Eseye are working together to use cellular connectivity to more effectively monitor battery usage for village mills in Vanuatu. Using an Eseye SIM card, the necessary data can be automatically collected and sent directly to VIA.
Village Infrastructure Angels and Eseye are partnering to provide rural villages in developing countries access to solar power to run agro-mills. This project has the potential to save 300 million women worldwide an hour of daily labour, resulting in significant social, economic and health benefits.
Combining VIA's solar solar-powered mills with access to microfinance means women need to do less manual labor, have more time for income-generating activities, and have the opportunity to earn the money needed to pay for the solar-powered mills with the goods they produce.
Village Infrastructure Angels has been chosen as a finalist in the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance's Fire Awards. Winners will receive support from a working group of experts to achieve the next steps in expanding their model and impact. Best of luck to everyone at VIA!
VIA and their partner, Project Support Services, demonstrate some of the solar powered agricultural machines that they have developed. All the machines are plug-and-play, powered by 24V DC motors. Future efforts will include water pumps and power distribution kits for village-scale nano-grids.
Stewart Craine of Village Infrastructure Angels spoke in a webinar hosted by The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network and Smart Villages. Experts shared their experiences with failure and why failure is actually an important element in successfully delivering energy access to remote communities.
Stewart Craine of Village Infrastructure Angels spoke in a webinar hosted by The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network and Smart Villages. Experts related on-ground experiences working in remote areas where energy access is limited or almost nonexistent, and what they are doing to promote access.
Village Infrastructure Angels (VIA) discusses their plans to install solar agro-processing power stations to support 5,000 Households in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Vanuatu. This project has been selected for a 2015 Powering Agriculture Award.
A milk chiller run on manure. A sun-powered pond aerator. These are some of the creative ideas that could change the game for the world’s poorest farmers.