The 2009 Pacific Tsunami hit the southeast corner of Upolu Island, Samoa, destroying the Satitoa village school. Working with the Village Council and New Zealand based Samoans, Banzaid supported the rebuilding of the school on a new site.
The majority of rural households in Bangladesh have no access to electricity. One answer to the problem is solar energy. 2011-2014 Banzaid partnered with Dimensions Ltd to develop and market affordable solar systems for rural Bangladesh families.