A safe house providing shelter for survivors of family and sexual violence (FSV) can now save money on its electricity and water bills thanks to some newly installed solar panels and a water tank.
Solar panels, a 2500 litre water tank, and a new haus-win (outdoor meeting place) were installed as part of a community project grant from BSP’s Corporate Banking Department Lae. Femili PNG applied for the grant on behalf of the safe house and facilitated the project.
Femili PNG Case Work Manager Evan Bieso explained that one of the main concerns raised by the safe house staffs were the water and electricity bills. She said, ‘’we really appreciate BSP for the initiative to support the safe house where women and children can directly benefit.’’
The clients at the safe house now will not be affected by power blackouts or water supply cuts in Lae as a result of the installed solar panels and water tank. Also with less bills to pay, the staff at the safe house can now look at its other needs to make the safe house a more conducive environment for FSV survivors seeking emergency shelter.