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Power is Knowledge

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BENEFITING: EMPOWERED BY LIGHT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: Empowered

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2012

Benjamin Materna

THE STORY:

Empowered By Light wrote -

When the students of Sioma High School go to school, they do so without the benefit of clean, dependable electricity. Because the school is too remote to connect to a public utility grid, it is at the mercy of rising diesel prices, unpredictable diesel deliveries and the noisy, polluting side efffects of diesel power.

Empowered by Light, with the help of partners and donors like you, will give the students of Sioma High School in rural Zambia something they could never achieve otherwise: a source of clean, renewable and uninterrupted power. For these children, power is knowledge.

Once we raise sufficient funds, our organization will install a ground-mounted solar panel and battery storage system on the campus of Sioma High School. We anticipate the system will pay for itself within six years.

Although this first project will be donor funded, our plan long-term is to create a sustainable model whereby Zambian schools can enjoy clean, renewable energy and save money on their energy bills, while providing a return on investment to funders of similar projects. 

Empowered by Light has already distributed thousands of solar lighting kits to schools in western Zambia, and we see the Sioma Project as the next phase in our efforts to bring light to those left in darkness. 

This is just the start, but we need your help to prove to transform Africa's energy future. 

Join us at empoweredbylight.org for more information.

Thanks for your support!

 

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$615

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  • Hilary Rubicam Merrill

    $50

  • Nichola Hill

    $20

  • Shannon Rubicam

    $300

  • Fiona and Marty

    $25

  • Bindy

    $20

  • Mom and Dad

    $200

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The Team: $50,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brian Somers

Amount Raised

$16,965

 

424% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Patrick Crane

Amount Raised

$5,350

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Moira Hanes

Amount Raised

$3,035

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Benjamin Materna

Amount Raised

$615

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Chelsea Tu

Amount Raised

$10

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Benjamin Daykhovsky

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$0

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Marco Krapels

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Donor Comments

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Bindy

Bindy

DONATION: $20

x 6 years ago

Fiona and Marty

Fiona and Marty

DONATION: $25

nice work Benyamin 6 years ago

Shannon Rubicam

Shannon Rubicam

DONATION: $300

A fantastic project, well thought out. 6 years ago

Nichola Hill

Nichola Hill

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Hilary Rubicam Merrill

Hilary Rubicam Merrill

DONATION: $50

6 years ago