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Solar Empowerment Initiative Incorporated

Org #69568
Vetted since 2019
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raised on GlobalGiving
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To provide solar lanterns and cell-phone charging capability to anyone in the world, including the United States, that we can get to. We extend our reach and maximize our resources by partnering with organizations with compatible mission. Most prominent of these are the Salvation Army, Martha's Table, World Vision Lanka, Action Africa, CorpsAfrica, Sunlight to the Rescue, and Tostan.

Project Leaders
Michael Varhola
Michael Varhola
Michael H Varhola, Judith S Berglund, Charles W Yancey
Organization Information
127 Lynnmoor Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901
United States
Organization Information
127 Lynnmoor Dr
Silver Spring, MD 20901
United States

Project Reports

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Jun 18, 2021
Solar lanterns for emergency relief in Puerto Rico
Sad to say, we have received no donations. Maybe because Puerto Rico is not in the news. But it will be when the hurricanes hit, and then it will be too late to order the solar lanterns. We need to...
Jun 17, 2021
We are now expanding to Puerto Rico
We have continued to operate in spite of Covid 19, but it has been a challenge, and not the only one. We managed to ship 1000 lanterns to our partner in Myanmar, World Vision, to be distributed to...
Feb 17, 2021
Lantern Distribution in Tambacouroto, Senegal
Lantern distribution in Tambacouroto              As part of its support to communities, Solar Empowerment Initiative has, once again through the...
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