Africa Solar Fund

Berkeley, CA   |  africasolarfund.org
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Africa Solar Fund's mission and all of its activities are designed to reduce poverty and to facilitate increased economic activity in rural regions of developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. As such, Africa Solar Fund's operations are limited to identifying and funding non-profit organizations that promote the use and development of sustainable technologies in these regions. Africa Solar Fund will provide funds to regional nonprofit organizations engaged in some or all of the following activities:

A. Supply of modern, energy-efficient solar and renewable energy equipment;
B. Implementation of micro-financing programs to enable the acquisition, use, and maintenance of sustainable technologies and cost-effective energy efficient equipment;
C. Development of educational and training programs to support and promote the use of sustainable technologies; and
D. Preparation of scientific reports and other studies documenting the need for and effectiveness of these sustainable technology programs.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Victoria Vestal

Main address

1626 Berkeley Way

Berkeley, CA 94703 USA

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EIN

27-3544799

NTEE code info

(International Relief) (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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TanzSolar: Solar Health Care Facilities for Tanzania

One of the primary goals of the TanzSolar Organization is the provision of power and energy efficient, high quality lighting to health care facilities throughout rural Tanzania. TanzSolar has chosen to install the We Care Solar - Solar Suitcases.

TanzSolar has launched this program in the Mara Region of northern Tanzania. This region has a total of 215 health care facilities, serving approximately 1.5 million people. The rural health care facilities serve the villages, and the vast majority of these have no access to the electric grid and only kerosene lanterns or flashlights for lighting. These clinics are the only option most village women have for birthing assistance.

Africa Solar Fund has supported the first 10 such installations by TanzSolar. TanzSolar has installed the Solar Suitcase systems and trained the health care staff in the use of this equipment. In addition they are providing ongoing service and maintenance for these systems for a minimum of two years. TanzSolar partnered with We Care Solar, which provided equipment and staff training for TanzSolar staff.

Given that there are over 60 health care facilities in the Mara region without any electricity, we hope to identify funding to provide clean, efficient, renewable solar power and lighting using the Solar Suitcase to all of these facilities over the next 1 - 2 years. Subsequently we envision expanding beyond the Mara region to the rest of rural Tanzania, where there are over 1,000 health care facilities without access to electricity.

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Africa Solar Fund

Board of directors
as of 6/6/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Marianne Walpert