Provide Renewable Energy to 22 Colombian families

Oct 16, 2009

Great news for Minaflores!

The community of Minaflores will soon have light. A hotel in Edinburgh, Ten Hill Place, has agreed to fund this micro-hydro project in Colombia. Thanks to the efforts of Mercy Corps, the hotel will launch a campaign to seek support from their guests and then sponsor the balance of the project.

The hotel's sponsorship will be geared mostly towards the equipment costs of the project, so the donations raised through GlobalGiving will support the community organizing aspect of the project. Project organizers will train the community members in running the energy system and help them organize to administer it. A small tariff for energy service will allow the community to maintain the service long into the future.

Thanks to everyone who has donated to this project. Your donations helped get this project off the ground and will now help it be sustainable.


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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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