Solar Energy at The Mariposa Center for Girls!

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This project will fund the installation of 45 solar panels as well as provide sustainable energy education for more than 100 girls at The Mariposa Center for Girls. This is increasingly important as the UN has declared 2014 as the beginning of the "Decade of Sustainable Energy for All". We are extremely proud to be at the forefront of this movement. With your help, The Mariposa Center for Girls will be a shining example for the world of environmental sustainability in the Dominican Republic.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Mariposa Center for Girls is a 5000 square meter piece of property that serves more than 100 girls six days a week. With music, sewing, art, theatre, computer classes and much, much more, our energy needs are steadily increasing and solar panels will help us power our center sustainably and educate our girls on the importance of renewable energy sources.

How will this project solve this problem?

We will install 45 donated solar panels on our property, making The Mariposa Center for Girls a pioneer in solar energy in our community.

Potential Long Term Impact

Energy is critical to sustainable development and poverty reduction efforts. A reliable, constant source of electricity will help increase our use of technology for educational purposes at our center. Energy services are essential for socio-economic development, since they yield social benefits and support income and employment generation. The UN unanimously declared the decade 20142024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All and Mariposa will be at the forefront of this critical movement.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.



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A microproject connected to this project:

Mariposa Center For Girls
A 5000 sq. meter complex where poor girls can engage in sports, academic tutoring, job training, crafts, computer and library access, health resources and much more. The Mariposa Center for Girls will attract volunteers, educators and humanitarians from across the world to share knowledge on educating and empowering girls as a means to end generational poverty on a global scale. Our vision is to create a model for the world and raise awareness that girls are the most powerful force for change. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

Jessica Lawson

Ithaca, New York United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Solar Energy at The Mariposa Center for Girls!