Solar-powered streetlights have been installed in Sh. Maaungoodhoo through the national bank, Bank of Maldives' ‘BML Community Fund’. The project, which was successfully implemented by the local NGO, Society for Maaungoodhoo Youth Linkage, saw the installation of 25 streetlights along the main roads of the island.
Commenting on the project, Maaungoodhoo Youth Linkage member Mohamed Zahir said prior to the project, there were no streetlights in the area, and the community faced many difficulties. He said the NGO hoped that installing solar-powered streetlights would make the island a safe space for the community and make a difference to the environment by reducing dependence on non-renewable energy.
The Community Fund is a program to empower NGOs to contribute to their communities through sustainable projects.