Two years ago, when Roseville Rotarian Aanne Atomssa went the Salaale Zone to inaugurate a water well the elders told her about the lack of electricity in the area...
Aanne worked with her club, Roseville Rotary, and along with donations from Stillwater Sunrise, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale, Lakeville, and Prior Lake Rotary Clubs, plus a Rotary District 5960 matching grant. Aanne was able to return this past November to the village with a solution.
 
Aanne distributed solar light bulb/lanterns for two hundred twenty-five farmers/ per household for four villages in Salaale Zone Garbaguurachaa. The project will provide lights for the community who are not able to get electric light and reside in a rural part of Ethiopia. The light will help their school children to get enough study time for their schoolwork. 
 
In addition to the Solar Lights Aanne distributed over 600 Days for Girls feminine hygiene kits to the community schools in Ethiopia.