Solar-powered Village Helps Women Overcome Trauma
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., March 7, 2013 - Trojan Battery Co. has provided
Democratic Republic of the Congo called the City of Joy. The City of Joy,
located in city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was
established in 2012 as a refuge for female survivors of sexual violence
perpetrated during the recent decades of war in the region. The community
houses more than 180 women of all ages and offers programs designed to help
empower the women to become leaders in their communities and learn skills to
help them provide for their families when they return to their villages.
"Trojan Battery is honored to be part of such a worthwhile project that
focuses on healing and bringing stability back into these women's lives,"
said Bryan Godber, senior vice president of renewable energy for Trojan
Battery. "Battery-based renewable energy technologies have made it possible
to establish reliable power in remote regions around the globe where access
to electricity is unreliable or even nonexistent."
The City of Joy offers a wide variety of courses designed to enhance the
recovery process of the women affected by war violence. Courses include
self-defense, storytelling, horticulture, and computer training programs.
The women receive training in a particular trade and learn farming
techniques to help them earn a living when they return to their villages.
They are also offered therapy to help them overcome the traumas they have
endured and begin the healing process.
Trojan's deep-cycle maintenance-free AGM batteries were chosen for this
project due to their reputation for durability and reliability. Trojan
batteries are designed to withstand the rugged conditions often found in
developing regions of the world where renewable energy sources are the
primary source of power. Trojan's 31-AGM batteries are maintenance-free,
low temperature tolerant, shock and vibration resistant and have a low
internal resistance for higher discharge current and higher charging
efficiency. Trojan's family of deep-cycle AGM, gel and flooded batteries
are known for their high-performance and long life and in renewable energy
and backup power applications.
By joining together with Green Empowerment, Global Green USA, V-Day,
SunPower Foundation, and others, Trojan Battery Company is helping to bring
joy to the lives of so many woman that have been victims of extreme violence
in this war-torn part of the world.
About the City of Joy
For more information on the City of Joy, please visit:
About Trojan Battery Company
Trojan Battery Company is the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle
batteries, offering a complete portfolio of technologically-advanced
deep-cycle flooded, AGM and gel batteries that provide maximum long-lasting
performance to meet the requirements of today's advancing renewable energy
systems. Trojan Battery Company, founded in 1925, is ISO 9001:2008 certified
with U.S.-based operations in California and Georgia. For more information,
About Green Empowerment
Green Empowerment provides villages in the developing world access to clean
water, electricity through renewable energy, and sustainable solutions.