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BEYOND "EMPOWERMENT": THE REALIZATION OF COMMUNITY POWER

Team Member: Eleni Bardaka

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THE STORY:

Patrick Pawletko wrote -

AMOUNT RAISED IN PREVIOUS ROUNDS: $6145

Over the past four years, our team at Purdue University, in collaboration with the African Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (ACREST), has established a locally-sourced, locally-fabricated micro-hydropower plant in the remote village of Bangang, Cameroon. Our team upgraded a locally built micro-hydropower scheme by using innovative engineering techniques, thereby increasing the plant's power output by 300%, while simultaneously reducing construction and operation costs.

Building upon our past successes, we are now attempting to replicate our results with the creation of a universally sustainable economic framework to support micro-hydropower plants worldwide.

Objective: to catalyze a widespread adoption of this appropriate technology by overcoming the issues regarding financial resilience through a method of community economic development (CED): a capacity-building economic theory reliant on "radical localism, and attempts to link marginalized communities more effectively to the mainstream economy" (Haughton, 1999).

Procedure: with support from various funding agencies and donors, we will continue to develop a robust power control system that can be reproduced locally, then upscale our results in four new locations throughout the Global South to study micro-hydropower application in a variety of economic environments.

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  • Steven Lavrenz

    $15

  • Nadia Gkritza & Dionysios Aliprantis

    $100

  • Kleopatra Vasilaki

    $100

  • Jay Grossman

    $20

  • Erica Fischer

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • George Karkanis

    $50

  • Rao Govindaraju

    $100

  • Kasey faust

    $15

  • Eric Houff

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Patrick Pawletko

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The Team: $4,830 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Yousef Alkoblan

Amount Raised

$2,700

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Patrick Pawletko

Amount Raised

$1,150

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Eleni Bardaka

Amount Raised

$565

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Adnan Masood

Amount Raised

$400

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Isaac Miller

Amount Raised

$15

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Rebecca Werner

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Donor Comments

Eric Houff

Eric Houff

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kasey faust

Kasey faust

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Rao Govindaraju

Rao Govindaraju

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

George Karkanis

George Karkanis

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Erica Fischer

Erica Fischer

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Jay Grossman

Jay Grossman

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Kleopatra Vasilaki

Kleopatra Vasilaki

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nadia Gkritza & Dionysios Aliprantis

Nadia Gkritza & Dionysios Aliprantis

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Steven Lavrenz

Steven Lavrenz

DONATION: $15

We take such basic amenities as reliable, affordable electricity completely for granted...this is for all of those individuals in Cameroon who deserve to have those same amenities. Together, we can promote grassroots investment in infrastructure development on a global scale! 4 years ago

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