Provide 10 Solar Heaters to Native Families

by Trees Water & People

Summary

This project will provide 10 Native American families living in reservation communities with solar air heaters, reducing monthly heating bills by 20-30% for up to 20 years and creating green jobs.
$14,000
total goal
$0
remaining
160
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Did you know Native American families of the Great Plains reservations spend up to 70% of their total income to heat their homes? And, heating options are few: expensive electricity, polluting propane, or firewood from the few trees that remain. With the average per capita annual income of less than $6,300, the high cost of heating often puts other necessities, such as health care and medicine, out of reach. The result is more suffering for people that have already suffered too much.

Solution

A solar air heater provides supplemental heat to homes, reducing monthly heating bills by 20-30% for up to 20 years. Heaters are built and installed by Lakota Solar Enterprises, a Native American-owned and operated company, creating new green jobs.

Long-Term Impact

With an average household size of 5, this project will help 50 Native Americans live more comfortably during the bitter winter months, save significant amounts of money, and decrease their dependence on dirty energy.

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Organization Information

Trees Water & People

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.treeswaterpeople.org
Project Leader:
Megan Maiolo-Heath
Marketing Manager
Fort Collins, Colorado 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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