Project #1339

Bring Solar Energy to 7 Burmese Medical Clinics

by Green Empowerment


This project will install photovoltaic systems at 7 clinics that provide healthcare to thousands of oppressed and internally displaced Karen people in Burma (Myanmar).
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The Burmese government has been oppressing the indigenous Karen population for decades. Due to the Burmese government’s oppression, medical assistance for the Karen people is not supported by any governmental agency, and non-governmental organizations are not permitted to operate in this zone. The Karen peoples living in Thailand have established 35 clinics for the Karen living inside Burma, but most lack electricity. Green Empowerment will provide solar-powered electricity to 7 clinics.


We will provide small photovoltaic (PV) systems to 7 clinics. We will provide training for the surgeons, medics, and repairmen to keep the systems operating, and to install and relocate the systems as required.

Long-Term Impact

Electrification makes possible lighting required for medical procedures and power for medical devices. Better treatment will result for casualties of the conflict along the Thai-Burma border and for patients affected by malaria and other illnesses.

Additional Documentation

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


Green Empowerment

Organization Information

Green Empowerment

Location: Portland, Oregon - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Mike Kalkofen
Finance Manager
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 18 donors like you, a total of $1,129 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.

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