The goal of Bonergies Global Charitable Fund is to provide renewable energy solutions for the rural areas of Tanzania, with a primary focus on Health centers and Schools, as well as community centers and homes. With more than 80% of the Tanzanian people living without electricity, there is a dire need to bring off-grid power to rural areas.
The particular area of interest for BGCF is Tanzania, partly because Charles Bonner, President of BGCF, has a strong personal connection to the country, has many contacts in the country and is fluent in Kiswahili, the dominant language of East Africa. In addition, Tanzania is the perfect country to begin with, due to its political stability and safety, as well as the industriousness and ambition of its people.
For millions of people in rural developing countries, the lack of electricity and clean drinking water are two of the main culprits for poverty and the lack of development. One of the top solutions for off-grid locations is solar energy. In the U.S., there is a need for alternative energy education, installation and job creation in poor communities.