Micro-Power for Liberia

 
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia has received 3 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $310 from an original funding goal of $10,000!
    • 4 years ago
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia posted a progress report
    Budget Question
    By - Peggie Scott - Project Leader
    I've been asked a few times for a budget breakdown or projection, and will answer the question as well as I can. The answer would be easy if all we wanted to do was to provide crank flashlights and solar cell phone chargers. Even though we limit the target beneficiaries to single females with school aged children, the...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Marty
      Marty Hi Peggie ~ I'm glad to read all your up-dates about this project in Liberia. I will follow the progress of the "Pedal power phone Chargers" as you build them and use them. You make me "Proud to be an American". Good luck, Marty .... PS: What about using "Real Bicycles" (w/ rear wheels in... Read more »
      • 4 years ago
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia posted a progress report
    Our First Gutter-Power Prototype
    By - Peggie Scott - Project Leader
    A bicycle wheel, plastic cups and duct tape were the starting points for our first attempt to create a water-wheel driven power supply. Our ultimate goal is to design a unit that can be made without power-tools and from materials readily available in Liberia. The unit should be large enough to charge a battery that can,...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Koshy A.V.
      Koshy A.V. i like the focus herein being specif this project has great scopeall the best peggiea friend youre presently out of touch with but the world is round so when you empower a lot of people with energy we may meet again online
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    • Paul
      Paul At least the project is right-side up in its thinking and development ;-)
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    • David
      David Peggie, I appreciate the direction you are taking and would love to see a report breaking down how you might spend your first 10,000. have you seen the dLight?:http://www.dlightdesign.com/home_global.php?
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    • Margaret
      Margaret Hi David,Thank you for the link to d.Light. I've written for more information.Once we have a design that is workable, and can be made in-country, we'll set up a training program for a small manufacturing plant and start production. The funds will be used to bring components into the country and finance the business... Read more »
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    • Sarah Shaw Tatoun
      Sarah Shaw Tatoun Wow-- that's inspiring to see what can be done with limited resources! Looking forward to learning more.
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia posted a progress report
    Human-powered Cell Phone Charger
    By - Peggie Scott - Project Leader
    Our quest for a power source that will be able to charge several cell phones at a time has had us playing mix and match with off-the-shelf parts. We are looking for components that meet the following criteria: Light weight (to keep shipping costs down) inexpensive and readily available. We've been able to design a unit...
    • 5 years ago
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    • Tom from MA
      Tom from MA This project addresses the vital need for the charging of cell(mobile) phones where there id no electricity.I am looking forward to seeing the progress on this important project.
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    • Chris
      Chris Have you seen this company?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyMwv3PiYTw
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    • Margaret
      Margaret Chris, Thank you so much for the link! I have not see this company and they're doing with lighting exactly what we want to do with cell phones.
      • 5 years ago
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    • Helmi
      Helmi This seems like a great way to make your own power for your own use. I like the sketch and believe what you're doing for the people of Liberia is fantastic! I especially like the drawing which shows the logic of the process! Great idea!
      • 5 years ago
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    • Stephanie
      Stephanie I am so glad that there are more possibilities for Liberians to get power for items that will help make their lives easier.
      • 5 years ago
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 5 years ago
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  • Micro-Power for Liberia has received 13 donations
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Organization

Margaret Scott - Individual Grantee

Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia

Project Leader

Margaret Scott

Kakata, Margibi County Liberia

Where is this project located?

Map of Micro-Power for Liberia