Power Up Puerto Rico: Solar Energy for Rural Areas

by Coalition of Hope Foundation Inc. Vetted since 2017

Summary

This project will establish urgently needed weather-proof, reliable solar power solutions to "turn on the lights" as part of our "Power Up P.R." campaign "#enciendelaluzenpr". This includes providing continuous power to keep lights, communications, refrigerators, TV's and essential medical devices (i.e. CPAP, Oxygen Concentrators, Drip IV's, etc.) operating. Includes battery storage for multiple daily recharging of phones, communications and laptops to the hardest hit rural areas of Puerto Rico.

$2,546.09
total raised
27
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. More than 2 months after the disaster, rural populations remain without power. Elderly, disabled, and at-risk youth are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath. The limited light provided by candles & lanterns increases trips & falls where medical access is extremely limited. Lack of refrigeration prevents access to life-dependent medications such as Insulin and other meds.

Solution

COH will be providing Solar Generators for electrical power to restore lighting, cooking, recharging, communications, refrigeration of fresh foods, infant milk and medications (insulin, antibiotics, immunizations, etc).

Long-Term Impact

This project will establish urgently needed weather-proof, reliable solar power solutions to "turn on the lights" as part of our "Power Up P.R." campaign "#enciendelaluzenpr". This includes providing continuous power to keep lights, communications, refrigerators, TV's & essential medical devices (i.e. CPAP, Oxygen Concentrators, Drip IV's, etc.) operating. Includes battery storage for multiple daily recharging of phones, communications and laptops to the hardest hit rural areas of Puerto Rico.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

https:/​/​www.coalitionofhope.org
Goal Zero and COH Shine the Sun on Puerto Rico

Organization Information

Coalition of Hope Foundation Inc.

Location: Palm Beach, FL - USA
Website: https:/​/​www.coalitionofhope.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @CoalitionofHope
Project Leader:
David Perez
Palm Beach, FL United States

Funded Project!

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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