St. Paul Orphanage
Antananarivo - Madagascar
Our Values, our Commitments
"We do not inherit the Earth of our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" Saint Exupéry
Toward the Earth.
The orphanage generates 100% of its electricity through its four solar panels.
A small hybrid power plant is installed that can use both solar and wind powers or a generator. The energy allows the functioning of around thirty highly economical LED bulbs ranging from 1.5 to 5 Watts on the site and ensures the working condition of the refrigerator.
The orphanage has also invested in a wind turbine which has unfortunately stopped working due to technical issues. We hope to get it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.
Three wells have been dug to provide water to the orphanage, but they cannot sustain the daily needs of the orphanage.
The water extracted is fed manually to the water tank, which is then used in the kitchen, toilet, drink (post-filtering), and the watering of the kitchen garden.
The Orphanage has a vast ground with a large kitchen garden for the greatest happiness of the children. In addition to the playful aspect of the kitchen garden's maintenance, the children discover a job and live in symbiosis with nature. Moreover, they are certain to eat fresh vegetables.
The Orphanage uses two solar furnaces to cook rice, a basic food of Madagascar, and dishes prepared by the cook.