Help Persecuted Burmese Refugees

$153 $41,847
Raised Remaining


200,000 indigenous Karen people of Burma continue to be persecuted and violated by the Burmese government. Solar energy will enable medical aid for refugees at two new large medical clinics in Burma.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Internally Displaced Karen living in Burma close to the Thai border are building two clinics with larger capacity and more needs than the 35 already completed in the 1,000 mile border area. Power is needed for medical procedures, cataract surgery, lighting, computers, refrigeration for vaccine storage, and sanitation of supplies. Up to 100 Karen patients will be able to receive treatment at each site for injuries endured as well as illnesses such as malaria, cataract, and parasites.

How will this project solve this problem?

Green Empowerment will provide solar systems for two clinics, as well as train surgeons, medics, and repairmen to install and operate the systems. Each system includes 1000watt of solar panels.

Potential Long Term Impact

Solar power and training of individuals will give the persecuted Karen a vital resource to turn to as this conflict continues. The clinics will indefinitely provide medical aid and refuge to these oppressed peoples.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $153

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $153 .  The original project funding goal was $42,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $153 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Anna Garwood

Program Manager
Portland, OR United States

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