WHO WE ARE
193 families in rural Liberia now have access to 2.8 million hours of clean solar light so children can study, families can share dinner, neighbors can socialize together, and for all to enjoy the night.
Village Improvement Project, VIP Inc., is a registered NGO in Liberia dedicated to improving daily life for rural villagers and to reducing the use of carbon fuels . We believe in connecting people and transforming communities. Everyone should have the opportunity to develop their potential and increase their productive capacity.
As the Village Improvement Project (VIP) launches its service to rural village communities in Liberia, we remain dedicated to our mission: helping to create smart, sustainable environments to build strong communities.
We are volunteers that have given our dedication, concern, money, and time to the well-being of residents of rural communities. You can help us achieve our goal of improving Liberian villages by donating or showing your support.
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Energy 4 Impact has promised to match your donation so 25 villagers in Liberia will have improved cook stoves:
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Village Improvement Project, Inc. (VIP) seeks to replace three-stone open fire cooking method with improved cook stoves for rural village communities in Liberia. Village Improvement Project, Inc. project aims to design and produce cleaner burning stoves to reduce household air pollution for 98% of the population in Liberia, West Africa who use solid fuels for cooking.
504 lanterns ready to Light Up the Night!
Thanks to you, our generous supporters, more than 500 families in rural Liberia will very soon be receiving their own solar lantern to help light the night. Bright LED solar lanterns that are capable of charging mobile phones will be distributed in May and June to families in need of zero-cost clean and renewable energy that will reduce their cost of living by eliminating expensive kerosene and battery operated lights.
The lanterns were shipped from the U.S. in late November and arrived in Liberia in late December for distribution.
Since our last report, we have been busy upgrading our Liberian office with a new steel door, lock and paint. Also, we are working to secure duty-free privileges from the Liberia Revenue Authority for the products we are currently shipping to Liberia, which include the solar lanterns and lots of lightly used clothes for adults and children in villages where lanterns are being distributed. During the feedback loop survey we conducted in Liberia, we asked people we are seeking to help lift out of poverty what were some things they wanted to see change for the better in their communities. Additional clothes and shoes as well as improved drinking water ranked high among their options. Hence, we have sought to respond by partnering with deWellop, an international NGO to provide a town with two wells and collecting lightly used clothes and shoes in the U.S. for village families.
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