What is Mad'Eole?
Mad'Eole - Wind in Madagascar - is the electrification of villages on the basis of locally produced wind power and other renewable energies.
From a program of 15 villages in the far north of Madagascar the villages Sahasifotra, Ambolobozokely, Ambolobozobe and Ivovona were put first into operation. 5,000 people have regular electricity for the first time.
Four more villages form the second stage.
In the electrified villages, new houses were built, small business initiated and the cohesion of the village community greatly improved because Mad'Eole makes the price of electricity for all villagers affordable while ensuring the maintenance and the subsequent replacement of the equipment.
Electricity makes development possible because the villagers themselves are strongly engaged.