Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) foundation in partnership with GiZ,initiated promotion of productive use of electricity on different sites of mini-grids across the country-Rwanda.Mudasomwa Mini-grid in Nyaruguru district, Remera was selected among potential renewable energy and community-based projects.
AVSI throughits axes of intervention including mitigation climate change actions in agriculture, environment and renewable energy for economic development launched productive use of electricity program to foster economic development in off-grid electrified rural regions. The project is focusing on building families and community self-reliance through raising awareness on business development, entrepreneurship and income generating activities.
The process included different field visits for awareness activities and training beneficiaries on the use of productive use equipments, the successful compliant beneficiaries were awarded different appliances for their businesses. Existing businesses were advised and given technical assistance; other newly opening business owners were trained