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Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Help Bring Electricity to Puerto Rico

Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital that needs nearby medical care. We have just $9,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and installing the clinic.

Two years after category 5 hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, hotels are opening and tourists are returning. This is wonderful news, but more than ever, being prepared in important. 

This clinic's purpose to bring medical help closer to more people.  It creates resilient communities but most importantly saves lives by ensuring medical help is nearby.

Medical emergencies cannot be planned, and we are determined through Phase 2 to ensure safe, easily accessible medical help. Thank you for all your help. We are now near the home stretch. Together, let's make a difference.

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Tropical Storm Karen published warnings
Tropical Storm Karen published warnings

Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital that needs nearby medical care. We have just $10,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and installing the clinic.

This clinic follows the path of others erected to bring medical help closer to more people.  It creates resilient communities but most importantly saves lives. Yes, citizens have candles and lightbulbs, but especialy with warnings of Tropical Storm Karen, it's time to ensure they have nearby medical help as well.

Tropical Storm Karen is moving north through the Caribbean Sea prompting tropical storm warnings for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands while Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the Atlantic Ocean.

This is breaking news and very serious.

Medical emergencies cannot be planned, and we are determined through Phase 2 to ensure safe, easily accessible medical help. Thank you for all your help. We are now near the home stretch. Together, let's make a difference.

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Thanks to all of you and your generosity, we are getting close to completing fundraising on Phase 2 of the project - building a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital.
  
We have just $11,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and install the clinic.  Our goal is to help create a more resilient community and reduce carbon footprint, but more than anything, to ensure those with medical needs in areas without a hospital can get the help they need.

Since the hurricane, locals have been carrying more items that are useful in disasters, like candles, light bulbs, medicines, flashlights, insect repellent, and propane gas, but we saw from the response to Phase One, that solar panels give a different degree of confidence and security to those who felt isolated, scared and vulnerable when the hurricane came. 

Medical emergencies, however, cannot be planned, and we are determined through Phase 2 to ensure safe, easily accessible medical help.

Thank you for all your help. We are now near the home stretch.  Together, let's make a difference.

 

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Now, that Phase I of the project is complete, we are checking impact assessment and finalizing the post project report.  Our top priority, however, is to complete fundraising for Phase 2 which is a solar electricity run medical clinic in a community without a hospital.
  
We have another $11,000 left to raise to close Phase 2 funding and install the clinic.  Our goal is to help create a more resilient community and reduce carbon footprint, but more than anything, to ensure those with medical needs in areas without a hospital can get the help they need.

Since the hurricane, locals have been carrying more items that are useful in disasters, like candles, light bulbs, medicines, flashlights, insect repellent, and propane gas, but we saw from the response to Phase One, that solar panels give a different degree of confidence and security to those who felt isolated, scared and vulnerable when the hurricane came. 

Medical emergencies, however, cannot be planned, and ensuring safe, easily accessible medical help can be provided is our priority for Phase 2.

Thank you for all your help. We are now near the home stretch.  Together, let's make a difference.

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We've been on the ground and there is so much need. Now that we have completed successfully Phase I of this project, we can see the impact of giving both solar electicity charging stations as well as enabling a back up system for future earthquakes, particularly in getting power to enable calls to emergency services, ambulances and whatever is needed.  What was really heart-breaking was to learn of the lives on ventilator machines who died when the electicity had gone from Hurricane Maria.

Now, we are fundraisiung for Phase 2 and are keen to reach our $100,000 total funding goal and close this project.  Phase 2 funds will go to give solar electicity support to a medical clinic in an area of Puerto Rico that does not have a hospital. 5000 residents dependent on this facility and its untold how much impact this will have on the lives of those residents.

Thank you for supporting solar in Puerto Rico and today we request you end the year by giving even more support. Whether it's $10, $25, $100 or $1000, please end the year by helping bring solar electricity to Puerto Rico.

Happy New Year!

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Project Leader:
Ruxana Rahman
Karachi, Pakistan
$92,933 raised of $99,999 goal
 
791 donations
$7,066 to go
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