Rebels have terrorized the defenseless people of Kalondo for some time. We just learned that at the Kalondo medical clinic marauding rebels had stolen the battery which supported the solar energy system. This small system provided basic but needed lighting.

James was able to co-ordinate with Saasita to replace the battery. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that China controls the battery market in east Africa! Saasita promptly delivered the battery so the clinic could enjoy some limited power.

As a thank-you, the locals provided Saasita with bananas. Hopefully she had some help getting them back to Butembo!