Empower 500 Navajo Families Without Electricity

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Raised Remaining
Feb 1, 2013

Lighting Hogans on the Navajo Nation

Lighting a Navajo Hogan
Lighting a Navajo Hogan

Eagle Energy volunteers travelled to Tuba City, Arizona in January to organize the first distribution of solar lighting and charging systems to elders on the Navajo Nation under our Solar Energy Empowerment Project, which is funded by Tucson Electric Power (via Grand Canyon Trust), the ABB Foundation, and your donations on Global Giving.  Through this project, solar lighting and charging systems will be provided to over 100 Navajo elders that have been identified by local Community Health Representatives and Public Health Nurses as having the greatest need, but no means to purchase these systems.  Many of the recipients live in traditional hogans (see photos) in remote areas of the Navajo Nation and suffer from health problems.  As a result of misguided government policies, these elders have been forced to live without electricity in their homes for their entire lives.  To ensure the sustainability of the project, health representatives will train and assist their patients with the solar lights during their periodic visits.  In addition, Eagle Energy is continuing its work with schools and shops in the area to ensure that a viable market for solar products will provide access to these life-changing technologies far into the future. Please support our work by donating on Global Giving, which will help us provide even more solar lighting/charging systems to elders in remote areas on the Navajo Nation.

Hogan on the Navajo Nation
Hogan on the Navajo Nation



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Katie Murphy

Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

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