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ELKAP, the electrification of rural Kapanga, contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations

ELKAP makes the difference:

  • Access to electricity will help hospitals and dispensaries to improve their medical interventions and to store pharmaceuticals appropriately.  As public health in the territory will develop, maternal and infant mortality will decrease.
  • The availability of electricity in schools will strengthen education by facilitating the use of machinery and computers.  Improved and additional school programmes will positively influence children and youngsters’ development prospects and contribute to overcome literacy.
  • The construction, maintenance, and management of the plant and grid is providing further income opportunities for the local population.
  • Women will benefit from the possibility of setting up small businesses. ELKAP will diminish the dependency of women on their husbands and promote gender equality.
  • Improved income generating prospects are expected to reduce rural migration, which will help to à stabilise family and community structures and at the same time prevent precarious jobs and exploitation.
  • The local population will also benefit from the energy supply as end users of Information and communication technology.  Closing the ICT gap is indispensable for improved education and recreation as well as for the development of democratic societies, active citizenship, and good governance.
  • ELKAP will also have a positive impact on local administration. → It will improve the work environment and thus facilitate citizens’ active participation, strengthening their role in local development.
  • The project has been developed with particular attention to the involvement of local ethnic groups.  As these tribal organisations and their leaders still play an important role in Congolese rural society, the project sustains their involvement in decision making processes.
  • Thanks to information campaigns and training on energy, health, and safety issues, the population of Kapanga will improve its awareness of the advantages of renewable energy sources.  The daily view of the power plant and its output will make the population more caring about the environment.
  • ELKAP reduces dependence on fossil energy resources.  A diminished use of diesel oil will have a positive environmental impact. Spillage from storage tanks and during transportation will be avoided. Emission of greenhouse gasses and pollutants will be reduced – the avoided CO2 emissions would be around 1,000 tons per year.

About Us


ELKAP ASBL is a non-profit organization established in Kapanga in January 2013. ELKAP, short for ELectricité pour KAPanga, stands for a programme and an ambitious goal: Electricity for Kapanga!

Where We Are


Contact Us

Tel (R.D. Congo) +243 810 198 348
Tel (Italy)          +39 06 686 29 219
ELKAP asbl
p/a Pères Salvatoriens
839, Boulevard du 30 Juin
République Démocratique du Congo