Congo nun overcomes blackouts by building hydroelectric plant for her community

Congo nun overcomes blackouts by constructing hydroelectric plant for her community

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That’s very, very cool. And very heartwarming. She’s just helped to restore my faith in humanity a little bit for today.

As an electrical worker myself I can verify her achievement. The multifaceted aspect of electrical generation, distribution, and transformation is easy in theory but very complex in a working state. The system has to be able to adapt quickly for increases and decreases in power usage. All this while also having to maintain reliability in the Congo.

I stand impressed!

Send this woman here to Mexico. I can’t believe DRC is having local solutions to power blackouts, while here in Mexico we’re having the worst year with electrical problems and blackouts 3 times a week.

This is exactly the type of stuff religious organizations should be doing in the US. Instead we have super church ghouls and religious zealots controlling politics

I don’t know what it takes or who has to sign off, but will somebody PLEASE elevate this woman to Sainthood.

How do we nominate this woman for an award (idk which but she deserves one!). And more funding? Any charities we can reach to help her cause?

I’m glad this ended with this amazing woman speaking for herself. Not that I hate glockenspiels and block underlined font but she’s clearly capable of it. Fantastic work.

Amazing! Kudos to her and to the mother superior who was smart enough to see her intelligence and send her to become an engineer! I never knew any convents who did this! More should become scientists doctors and nurses and engineers, directly serving the urgent needs by becoming the leaders instead of serving them.

Looking at those computers the idea of just “send the old stuff to people in need” seems to be a low bar. One of the constraints they have is power – those computers need 50 to 300 watts to operate (excluding the monitor). Modern low power machines can max out at 25 watts; they’re popular for thin clients but are serviceable workstations for light computing. I’m talking about full desktop experience at 25W.

When they’re dealing with such limited electric capacity sending old power-hungry stuff really seems like a tax write-off at best or a paternalistic patronizing gesture.

More robust partnerships that connect the people with needs to those with resources seems like a way better solution. I’m willing to bet the shipping cost for low power desktops makes up the savings even if you need to buy them new.

Warning: complete non sequiter

I read that as “Cargo nun”. I have now built an entire world in my head in which there are cargo nuns. I mean like, enough to write books, games, and D&D adventures about.

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