There is finally alumbrado (light) in Alumbre, the village where 20 small wind turbines were installed, thanks to our funders. The 500watt turbine at the top of the wind-blown hill now charges the batteries that supply light to the school’s classrooms, DVD player, and new computer. Smaller turbines bring electricity directly to homes.
Everyone I met in Alumbre seemed genuinely happy with their new lights. They said that they no longer needed to buy candles, that kids can study at night without noxious kerosene fumes, and that the light is brighter.
For more stories from the Alumbre wind project, please visit the travel blog to learn about the Peruvians who benefited from your donations.
Great News! The project has been funded. Thanks to the generous contributions of donors through Global Giving and a large grant from a private institution, the wind turbines are now fully funded and ready to be implemented. Already, 14 wind turbines have been installed and the rest will be installed shortly. Thank you again for all your help.
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Project Leader: Mike Kalkofen
Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $1,463 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.