Bring Solar Energy to 7 Burmese Medical Clinics

$1,129 $30,371
Raised Remaining


This project will install photovoltaic systems at 7 clinics that provide healthcare to thousands of oppressed and internally displaced Karen people in Burma (Myanmar).

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Burmese government has been oppressing the indigenous Karen population for decades. Due to the Burmese government’s oppression, medical assistance for the Karen people is not supported by any governmental agency, and non-governmental organizations are not permitted to operate in this zone. The Karen peoples living in Thailand have established 35 clinics for the Karen living inside Burma, but most lack electricity. Green Empowerment will provide solar-powered electricity to 7 clinics.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will provide small photovoltaic (PV) systems to 7 clinics. We will provide training for the surgeons, medics, and repairmen to keep the systems operating, and to install and relocate the systems as required.

Potential Long Term Impact

Electrification makes possible lighting required for medical procedures and power for medical devices. Better treatment will result for casualties of the conflict along the Thai-Burma border and for patients affected by malaria and other illnesses.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,129

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 $1,129 .  The original project funding goal was $31,500.

Additional Documentation

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


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Thanks to 18 donors like you, a total of $1,129 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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