Power Will Be Restored!

A Zulu Dam Update

Zulu Dam

Zulu Dam

For years, PCP has been engaged in efforts to bring clean and sustainable electricity back to Karawa Hospital by restoring the Zulu Hydroelectric Dam, which is the only source of hydroelectric power for the hospital.

Over the last two years, a dedicated team of American engineers have been working with their Congolese counterparts to assess problems and propose solutions. This project, which brings together people from all over the world, has involved technical assessments in Congo, purchasing trips to China, correspondence with German collabor ators, and training. In August, we purchased the equipment necessary to rebuild the power transmission line, including 50 km of cable and power poles for an 11 km overhead transmission line.

This month, we are thrilled to report that the shipment arrived in Congo and should be in Kinshasa by Monday. Please pray with us for safe passage up the Congo River, then by road to Karawa, and for the preparatory work that is already happening. This is a major milestone and we are excited that the hospital and so many others will have permanent electricity soon!

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