Prior to having electricity at their rural health clinics in the Andean mountains, health care workers in Contumazá, Cajamarca, Peru had to travel three hours one way to obtain and deliver vaccinations, among many other critical setbacks. Peru also now has the fifth highest coronavirus caseload in the world at around 740,000 infected patients, and…

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I participated in the #cebichechallenge for several reasons, the first was to help raise awareness about Green Empowerment’s vital efforts to bring renewable energy and clean water to rural communities across the globe, communities like San Antonio, Nicaragua and Membrillar, Peru. In the isolated high desert region of northern Nicaragua, the 70 family community of…

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Written by Andrea Johnson, Green Empowerment Executive DirectorGreen Empowerment has worked in Bolivia since 2016 with partner, Practical Action. The majority of our projects, including our first project along Lake Titicaca, focus on renewable energy systems for productive end uses with indigenous communities. Bolivia is consistently ranked as the second or third poorest country in the…

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Written by Asia Regional Director, Gabe Wynn A mere two hours from the peaceful border town of Mae Sot lies the Karen refugee community of Lay Kay Kaw.In this and other Karen refugee villages, what many consider to be the basic staples of everyday life – electricity, clean water, and healthcare – are still considered…

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By Michael Royce, Green Empowerment Founder One of the things I like most about Green Empowerment is how family, friends and community have woven seamlessly into the organization’s fabric over the last twenty years. My father sat on the inaugural board, both he and my mother were major donors during life and in death, my wife,…

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This month, Ecuador Program Manager Sam Schlesinger ventured to Awá territory along the Colombia-Ecuador border, scouting sites for a potential PV solar project. He hiked through mountainous terrain with prospective local partners and indigenous leaders who hope to bring light to schools in six Awá communities. Basic services are limited in this area, in fact,…

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