Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

Sharon Dione, Cameroon

“We are grateful for the coming of electricity in our area. … I am making more income for my family than before. Post-harvest loss after a good fish catch was a major problem for us here in Idenau. But this is now different as we can conserve fresh fish in solar-powered refrigerators and coolers. We have also moved from the costly and time-consuming fish smoking using wood fire energy, to more cost effective solar-powered drying ovens. Now we dry over 25 baskets a day after a good harvest. … [Before] we smoked fish using wood from the mangrove forest. But with limited access to wood, our production was less than five baskets a day. The arrival of solar energy and solar drying ovens here has changed everything.”

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