Provide Renewable Energy to 22 Colombian families

$1,093 $68,907
Raised Remaining


This micro hydroelectric project will bring electricity and lighting to 22 indigenous families living in rural Minaflores, Colombia, an area under threat by guerillas and paramilitary.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Nasa/Paez people living in Minaflores currently have no access to electicity. Electricity is a basic need that can improve health, increase communication and security, provide lighting, and allow more time for education or work activities. A community-owned micro hydro project in Minaflores will be a sustainable business in this rural village and will improve the quality of life of its citizens.

How will this project solve this problem?

Green Empowerment will partner with APROTEC (a Colombian NGO) as well as the residents of Minaflores to provide the equipment, manpower, and training needed to build the microhydro project that will bring electricity to villagers in this remote area.

Potential Long Term Impact

Electricity and lighting will allow 110 indigenous Colombians to connect with the world beyond their isolated village, increase their security, and educate children. The micro hydro project will be a community-owned, sustainable business enterprise.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,093

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 $1,093 .  The original project funding goal was $70,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 17 donors like you, a total of $1,093 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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