In the heart of Kenya’s Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy is the Reteti Elephant Orphanage – a sanctuary for abandoned and orphaned elephants. Reteti is the first community-owned elephant sanctuary in Africa and it is at the forefront of a conservation movement that is helping to reduce human and wildlife conflict in the region
Reteti is located in an extremely remote area which is ideal for elephant rescue and rehabilitation efforts but lacks access to electricity. Supporting the orphanage’s conservation efforts, GivePower installed solar power to help provide critical communications for the rangers as well as much needed refrigeration for food and medicine. The solar also benefits the women and men who live onsite and provide 24/7 care for the elephants.
Reteti is an exceptionally special place. From saving elephants, to helping the local economy and empowering women, Reteti is truly making a positive impact in their community. The GivePower team is honored to support the vital work that they do and the magnificent “eles” who live there.