Celebrate global connection and help us spread the word about our vital work bringing renewable energy and clean water to rural communities across the globe!  

What You Can Do!

•  Take on the #cebichechallenge

•  Follow us @GreenEmpowerment on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

•  Support the work, Donate Today!

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Full Recipe Here

The Challenge:

  1. Make cebiche at home (use Andina's recipe or give it your own twist)
  2. Post a photo or video of your cebiche on Facebook and/or Instagram
  3. Tag us @Green Empowerment AND include #CebicheChallenge
  4. Support Green Empowerment with a gift to the Andina at Home campaign
  5. Tag a friend and challenge them to participate

Note: ceBiche with a "b", as they spell it in Peru!

History of the Challenge:

For the last 15 years Andina Restaurant has partnered with us to host a spring benefit dinner that celebrates the rich culture of Peru and helps raise funds for Green Empowerment's projects in Peru and across the globe.  Like so many events, due to COVID-19 we are not able to host the benefit this year, but our work remains as vital as ever.  To rally support, Doris Platt, owner of Andina Restaurant generously shared her secret cebiche recipe with the Green Empowerment family and the #cebichechallenge was born.  It is designed to bring a taste of Peru into your home, while raising awareness about our work.  We hope it adds a little fun and flavor to your life in this difficult time.

Learn more about our partnership here!

Andina Take Out

Many thanks to Andina owners Doris and John Platt for their years of continuous support. Thank you for believing in Green Empowerment and doing your part to ensure our projects around the world continue to grow and thrive.

In these trying times for restaurants we encourage you to support Andina and indulge a little with Andina Take Out.

Contact Green Empowerment

[email protected] • (503) 284-5774


Who We Are

Green Empowerment

Green Empowerment works with rural communities and partners around the world to improve access to affordable and renewable energy, safe drinking water, sanitation systems, fuel efficient cook stoves and more. Projects are designed, constructed and maintained by the communities that benefit from them to ensure long-term economic and environmental sustainability.

Andina Restaurant

Rooted in family and culture, Andina Restaurant brings a taste of Peru to the Pacific Northwest.  Located in Portland's Pearl District, this locally owned and operated business celebrates Peru’s long history, its current culinary renaissance, and the homegrown bounty of Oregon’s own farmers, ranchers and fishermen.

Peru Project Highlights

Together with our local partner organization Soluciones Prácticas Peru we installed solar energy systems and solar water heaters in two rural health clinics in Cajamarca.

In partnership with local coffee cooperatives and Soluciones Prácticas, we installed 450 improved cookstoves and trained local women entrepreneurs to become cookstove promoters.

The Peruvian Ministry of Education and the Ministry of the Environment announced that they plan to adopt and replicate a school nutrition program that we developed in partnership with Soluciones Prácticas in Northern Peru. 

Recent Work Across the Globe

35 Years ~ Honoring Ben Linder

By Green Empowerment Communications | April 28, 2022

Today is the 35th anniversary of my brother Ben’s death. On most years, my wife and I mark the day by taking my mother Elisabeth, who just celebrated her 94th birthday, to a park next to Ben’s old middle school. We sit on a bench that my sister Miriam installed in his memory and gaze…