Impact Expansion: Solar Water Pumping in Peru

As the world slowly emerges out of a two-year pandemic, it is clear we all still face urgent political, economic, and environmental challenges. The unsustainable production of oil is causing extreme inflation of gas prices, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing global anxiety of war. Meanwhile, more than 2 billion people lack access…

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Water For People: COVID-19 Relief in Northern Peru

After two years of battling COVID-19, it’s clear the pandemic has revealed we are long past due for a systemic healthcare readjustment. Many places around the world are still in need of basic sanitation and access to clean water, proving just how much work still needs to be done.  In a rural region of northern…

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A Letter of Gratitude

Maria Troche Mejía, president of the Los Andes water committee. As the holidays approach, I am grateful to share a remarkable story with you that demonstrates how your gifts to Green Empowerment are harnessed to achieve lasting results. Authentic partnership is at the heart of our work. With sustaining investments from supporters like you, we…

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Local Perspectives Lead to Long Term Success

In my last article, I laid out the reasons why the most obvious water source is often not the one that works. So how can we identify the best water source? At Green Empowerment we use a dual approach, weighing technical considerations and simultaneously working closely with the community to address social and political factors.…

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Think Boiling Water is a Safe Solution for Rural Communities? Think Again

Written by: Mohammad Pakravan, Ph.D., Green Empowerment Technical Program Manager Designing infrastructure services with last-mile communities is perhaps the most challenging process in international development. Not only does it require extensive engineering skills to make the most out of the least resources, but it is further complicated by a multitude of factors from financial constraints…

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SDG 6 – Clean Water & Sanitation: Bringing Global Goals to the Last Mile

Welcome to Green Empowerment’s UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) series! The SDGs are a worldwide framework for creating a better and more sustainable future for all. So, how is Green Empowerment part of this global movement? While our work contributes to essentially all of the SDGs, Green Empowerment’s work specifically advances SDG 6 – Clean…

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It Takes a Village: Honoring Our Partnerships Around the World

You may have heard the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.” At Green Empowerment, we believe that it takes a global village to raise a better future for all. We envision an equitable and sustainable world where everyone has clean water, renewable energy and a healthy environment in which to grow and…

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Navigating Uncharted Waters: Successes and Lessons Learned in 2020

It seems as if the whole world is taking one deep, collective breath as the end of 2020 approaches. Although we are looking forward to what the new year will bring, the lessons learned in 2020 are crucial for the future of our global community. This year brought much uncertainty, yet one thing remained steadfast…

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