I have a Togo girlfriend.. go
Ok, the girl works in a bank, has here own
apartment, which is very unusual.
She uses mosquito spray because the cost is 800
Francs and a mosquito net cost 2000 Francs.
She earns about 1200 Francs per work day, or about
30,000 Franc salary per month.
The room or one room apartment does not have
electricity, she has a kerosene lantern and LED Flashlight.
Chris is sending me a care package with a15
US Dollar solar panel, I will know the exact price soon, they are cheap and can
be purchased in mass on ebay cheap, I think for 10 US
Multi-Purpose Solar Panel / Battery
Charger http://www.solareagle.com/radios.html http://windupradio.com/solarpanel.htm
I can buy a 12 Volt Motorcycle battery here for
about 10 US with a light
Cost to have solar light in the home
12 for Solar Panel
10 for Battery and Light
10 for shipping and export - import, customs
10 for profit to sell
42 US a person can have a couple of light in one
room and never pay an electric bill, I do not think they want lights, I think
they want music, and there is maybe 12 Volt music here.
Chris will send this soon, it is an interesting
proposition. Will a person pay one months wages or two to have electric lights
I know, she will not pay the cost now, it about 120
US to have the lights installed, and then she will need to pay the monthly bill
of maybe 4 dollars. so say about 150-160 for the first year or they need to work
half the year to have electricity.
This is a rent to own business...
They would give 4 dollars and pay monthly easily,
this is how they sell Motorcycles in the world, hard to believe it works. I just
remembered, the competition is this rechargeable battery with a light, I will
price that, I think it cost about 4 dollars, this is the amount they would pay
to have electricity.
Andy in Atakpame, Togo West Africa May of