Solar lighting for 600 Burmese Refugees - Thailand

by The Branch Foundation
Jan 30, 2012

Update - Solar Lighting for 600 Burmese Refugees

The traditional greeting
The traditional greeting

It has been truly humbling to see everyone's kind donations and interest towards our project to supply every family in a refugee camp consisting of 600 residents with solar lighting.

With your help, we easily managed to reach our original target goal of $5,000 within the first few weeks of the challange and now have a permanent spot on GlobalGiving which provides us with a great opportunity to raise funds for future projects. So far we have received donations from 130 people from over 10 different countries, proving that even the smallest donation can make a large difference!

When we heard we reached our target goal and told the camp headman, he replied 'Congratulations to you and us. Wow!! you did a very very great job. We are all looking at each other with smiling faces'.

We are looking forward to implementing the project in February, and showing what community spirit along with the help from generous people like you can achieve in the next report. There has been a lot of media interest regarding this project as this is the first solar powered refugee camp in the world. We can't wait to update you further.

Once again, thank you for your continued support, it is with your help that we are able to achieve such amazing things and hope to continue to do so far into the future.

One of our existing solar panels in the camp
One of our existing solar panels in the camp
Residents of the refugee camp
Residents of the refugee camp



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The Branch Foundation

Location: Chiang Mai - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Iona Proebst
Auckland, Auckland New Zealand

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