Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Partnering with Sierra Leone to save lives

Blue WeShareSolar Suitcase reaches new home

In 2016, the Garden Club of Princeton, New Jersey, headed by Gigi Goldman (originally from Minneapolis, MN) generously assembled and donated a solar suitcase system for the Birth Waiting Home (Mbao-mi Mothers’ Home). It was officially installed in January 2018 after completing the construction of the Mbao-mi Mothers’ Home. 

The solar suitcase will light the kitchen and the area where the security staff are posted. Additionally, it will provide charging for cell phones and flashlights to be used at the home. The solar panel is mounted high on two metal poles for maximum exposure to the tropical sun.

For more information: WeShareSolar program.

Thank you, Garden Club of Princeton, New Jersey!

Carol Nelson

Executive Director

Carol Nelson MD is a retired physician from the U of MN Boynton Health Women's Clinic and St. Paul Primary Care Clinic with 38 years of primary care experience. In 2013, 2015 and December 2016-January 2017, she traveled to Tikonko in Sierra Leone. During the recent trip, she facilitated a Helping Babies Breathe training session for the Traditional Birth Attendants in Tikonko Chiefdom. Dr. Nelson is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Health at the U of MN School of Public Health, with a focus on Global Health.

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