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Project 6647: Renovation of the electrical supply of the monastery
Benedictine monks of Hékanmé, Benin
Hékanmé is a village in the department of the Atlantic, under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Zè, in southern Benin. Hékanmé is located about sixty kilometres from Cotonou.
The community includes eight brothers in solemn vows, including six Beninese, a Togolese and a Burkinabese.
Poultry farming is the main income of the community. The brothers have good experience in the breeding of laying hens; several brothers are initiated there. The chicks are imported from Belgium. In recent years, the brothers have started a beekeeping activity.
The monastery of Hékanmé is isolated from any source of national energy. It is obliged to have a generator and manage itself the electrical installation.
The association Electricians of the World was founded by two agents of Electricity of France who decided to use their expertise and their know-how to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of the disadvantaged local populations, in France and internationally.
In July 2018, the EDM Association sent two people to Benin to carry out work following requests from several monastic communities, notably Hékanmé, for solar installations. It was decided to renovate the generator and the photovoltaic installation of the monastery.
Requested amount: 2,500 euros
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