Mali: strengthening the local economic network of Konséguéla with Geres
In Southeast Mali, Konséguéla is a rural community of 30,000 residents. Its inhabitants are suffering from rising fuel prices, only energy available for economic activities. This project led by Geres and the Nexans Foundation aims to fight against energy insecurity and improve the living conditions of the town through the delivering of electricity to the local economic development.
A local business park will be put in place and electrified. It will accommodate at least 15 local small businesses, service operators and artisans. Access to electricity from local renewable energy (solar mix/biofuel) will help strengthen the communal economic network and reduce dependence on imported fossil fuels. In total, 18,750 people will be impacted by the project: TPE and their clients, but also 30 millers, buyers and users of vegetable oil produced in the activity area and their clients, mostly women, so 3,000 households. This project is expected to last more than 20 months and therefore be completed in late 2015.