Lofa is a county in the northernmost portion of Liberia. One of the 15 counties that constitute the first-level of administrative division in the nation, and has nine districts. Voinjama serves as the capital with the area of the county measuring 9,982 square kilometers (3,854 sq mi). As of the 2008 Census, it had a population of 276,863, making it the third most populous county in Liberia.
With the poor health situation in Liberia, We Care Solar Liberia an International health partner launched its global campaign “Light Every Birth” campaign to support healthy childbirth with affordable, accessible and clean solar lighting and electricity. The campaign includes national and local leaders, foundations and non-governmental organizations, it works at the intersection of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) No. 7 (energy) and No. 3 (Health), with a strong component of gender (SDG No. 5).
In support to this campaign GIZ/Enegising Development (GIZ/EnDev) a renewable energy project under GIZ and an implementer for We Care Solar Liberia conducted a two day hands-on training for twelve female technicians from the private sector of renewable energy of Liberia on both theory and practical aspects of the suitcase.
As part of the practical, the trainees were able to install sixty pieces of the WCS suitcase commonly called the yellow suitcase at various health facilities in the county. During the installation process the female technicians trained health workers, who are the prime users of the equipment and assigned securities at the facilities on the usage and maintenance of the system, collecting data of installed systems and some repairs at the facilities.