Solar Power for Free Burma Rangers Training Center



This project provides power for the training center of the Free Burma Rangers, a relief organization that provides assistance to many ethnic groups in Burma that have been ravaged by the military.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

All over eastern Burma (Myanmar), indigenous people are subject to attacks, forced labor, land mines, and displacement by the army of Burma’s military dictatorship. The Free Burma Rangers relief teams carry medical equipment into the jungle of Burma, and are trained to treat patients and document human rights abuses. They are equipped with food, first aid supplies, cameras, flashlights, radios, and toys for children. With 43 relief teams making many rounds, FBR reaches up to 172,000 people.

How will this project solve this problem?

Green Empowerment and local partners will provide all solar power equipment , plus installation, operation, and maintenance training to staff of the Free Burma Rangers training center, and will assist in the installation of the system on site.

Potential Long Term Impact

Relief teams trained by Free Burma Rangers will provide medical relief and supplies to 172,000 internally displaced Burmese people in remote areas of the jungle. Medical assistance to the people reached is not supported by any government agency.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $90

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 $90 .  The original project funding goal was $60,000.

Additional Documentation

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


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Project Leader

Michel Maupoux

Program Manager
Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Solar Power for Free Burma Rangers Training Center
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