The Zengamina Hydro Project
The early Kalene missionaries relied on candle light and paraffin (kerosene) lamps. As time passed, the Mission eventually got a diesel generator, which typically ran for 3 hours per day. Diesel had to be brought 700 kilometers from the Copperbelt on the mission lorry (truck). Eventually, as the station and hospital grew in size, so did the demand for more electrical power, until it reached a point where it was costing a small fortune to keep the generator operating.
We thank the Lord that in 2007 after 100 years, Kalene Mission began receiving hydro-electric power from the Zengamina Hydro Project which was built at the Zambezi rapids nearby. Having 24 hour power has been a tremendous benefit to the Kalene Mission, Hospital, School of Nursing, and Flight Service. Service extends all the way to Sakeji School, and many local villages and schools along the way benefit as well.