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As part of the Connected the Unconnected project learning grants, Ensemble Pour la Différence invested in strengthening the technical resiliency of the Pamoja Net community network by installing a second mast at Kibanda on North Idjwi (DRC).
The mast has been used to mitigate potential service downtime in poor weather conditions. Most notably during thunderstorms where the original mast has been vulnerable to lightning strikes due to its installation design. It has also served as a back-up when technical maintenance has been carried out on the Bugurula mast. As a result, they were able to connect an average of 150 people per day to Pamoja Net with minimal service downtime.