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Friends of Guirgho is committed to bringing running water, solar-powered electricity, and computer technology to the children of Burkina Faso, a small West African country.   

We have made incredible progress at an elementary school in the rural village of Guirgho, where our pilot program is located, but there is much left to be done. As we move toward our ultimate goal of building a computer center there, certain needs must first be addressed. We are looking to raise $35,000 to build a solar microgrid that will bring electricity to the school. This will allow the school day to be completely transformed with lights, cooling fans, computers, running water, and more. Additionally, we plan to dig a well for the high school, which currently has no on-site water source.   

The breakdown of the costs is as follows:

· Solar Grid: $16,000

· Submersible Pump and Tank: $3,000

· Well for the High School: $3,500

· Control Building $3,500

· Shipping: $4,000

· Building Materials: $5,000