Provide Renewable Energy to 22 Colombian families

by Green Empowerment Vetted since 2008 Site Visit Verified


This micro hydroelectric project will bring electricity and lighting to 22 indigenous families living in rural Minaflores, Colombia, an area under threat by guerillas and paramilitary.

total raised
monthly donors


The Nasa/Paez people living in Minaflores currently have no access to electicity. Electricity is a basic need that can improve health, increase communication and security, provide lighting, and allow more time for education or work activities. A community-owned micro hydro project in Minaflores will be a sustainable business in this rural village and will improve the quality of life of its citizens.


Green Empowerment will partner with APROTEC (a Colombian NGO) as well as the residents of Minaflores to provide the equipment, manpower, and training needed to build the microhydro project that will bring electricity to villagers in this remote area.

Long-Term Impact

Electricity and lighting will allow 110 indigenous Colombians to connect with the world beyond their isolated village, increase their security, and educate children. The micro hydro project will be a community-owned, sustainable business enterprise.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Green Empowerment
Photos of Past Micro Hydro Projects

Organization Information

Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @grnempower
Project Leader:
Andrea Johnson
Executive Director
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 16 donors like you, a total of $1,093 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Colombia or in Climate Change that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.