News Start of the Funding Projects 2023

Maasai woman with her children Copyright: SOFIs WORLD

In 2023, the URBIS FOUNDATION will once again support exciting projects related to solar energy. From this year on, the special feature is that we will only support projects with a three-year duration. This way, we can support the solar installations more sustainably and in a longer term together with our partners. After careful consideration, we have decided on the following projects. We are looking forward to a good and exciting cooperation.


The Alpha Childcare and Community Development Organisation from Uganda is mainly active in the field of health care. With the support of URBIS, it will equip six health facilities in rural areas with photovoltaic systems and instruct the local staff in the use of the systems. The aim is not only to improve the quality of health care, but also to raise awareness of the benefits of solar energy.   

Herrnhuter Missionshilfe e.V.

For the Herrnhuter Missionshilfe e.V. educational projects are in the foreground, including our joint project. With the support of URBIS, a renewable energy/photovoltaic course is being introduced at three Tanzanian vocational schools. For this purpose, teachers from each school will be trained, who will then be able to train the students and other teachers. In addition, the best trainees will receive a scholarship for a three-month internship enabling them to apply their knowledge.


The Renewable Energy Zanzibar Association from Zanzibar will use URBIS funding to support three women's agro-cooperatives with solar-powered water pumps. Under the project, the pumps will be installed and the women will be trained in the use and efficient irrigation of their land. This will enable the cooperatives to cultivate their land in a better and more climate-resilient way.


Together with the Rural and Urban Development Initiative Agency, we will also install solar-powered water pumps. In two districts in the north-east of Tanzania, we will support 6 cooperatives with PV-systems and pumps. The cooperatives will also be informed about solar energy, as is customary in our projects. Furthermore, RUDIA focuses on gender justice, which is why sensitisation workshops will be held in the communities within the project.


With the support of URBIS FOUNDATION, SOFIs WORLD - Social Finance Stiftung is installing 10 biogas systems and 8 PV systems for the families of the Maasai women's group "Women of Faith" in Kenya. On the one hand, this secures the energy supply and, on the other hand, gives the cattle owners an incentive to keep their herds in stables. Traditional nomadic herding leads to more and more losses in the herds due to the frequently recurring droughts.