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April 29, 2009

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April 29, 2009

I have worked with SELF for over two years and it is hands-down the best bang-for-the-buck organization I have ever encountered. From my own interactions with SELF's solar-powered drip irrigation project in northern Benin (http://www.self.org/benin.asp), I have witnessed SELF's ability to dramatically change lives on the ground, and to implement projects in a sustainable and culture-conscious manner. Additionally, on the home-front, SELF keeps expenses low and goes to great lengths to make sure as much money as possible is going to projects that help the world's poor secure energy services, and not to administrative costs.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Benin, where hundreds of families are now earning incomes, improving their nutrition, and sending their children to school.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get more hard-core materials (white papers, reports, articles) out there about the organization's work so it can be cited and accessed as an example of best practices (since it is!).

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Working in a small team where everyone works incredibly hard and respects that effort in others.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Inspiring, the kinds of people who you hear about but never think will cross your path.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

solve the problem of low agricultural productivity and malnutrition in several countries.

Ways to make it better...

There were a central communications portal for staff involved in all projects so we could easily access relevant information without having to wait or ask for it to be dispensed.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

(or will be) taking technologies to scale and working with governmental agencies to facilitate this process.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 26, 2009

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April 26, 2009

To save the Humanity,Solar Electric Light as a source of renewable energy while honoring the integrity of indegenous cultures and respect the delicate balance of local and global ecosystem will realise our most desired improved health, education, agriculture, Industry and livelihood. Solar Electric Light will reduce carbon level in atmosphere simultaneously providing electric energy need of every house in a cost effective manner; including access to clean, disease-free water, producing organic pollution free vegetable (and thus access to pollution-free sustainable food);reading, writing and promote use of computer for education purpose.It will provide renewable energy to boost Agriculture production and productive by making the dead soil alive,besides greening the barren land to supplement crop production. Solar Energy Light will also open up new vistas for creating livelihood for millions of unemployed both in urban and rural areas.It will support building basic infrastructure especially in villages like street lighting,running of pumps for Agriculture and drinking water purpose and providing power to small scale village industries etc. It can be termed also as a life-support system contributing both to human peace and ecosystem peace- the ultimate need of the biosphere.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Improving the quality of poor and remote rural people.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I will bring revolution in rural areas of any country of the world.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoy, as I become part of Nature.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated to forces of ecosystem and their love for Nature.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the rural sphere which will be vibrated with prosperity,sustainability and peace.

Ways to make it better...

If ican have access to more fund to cover more areas.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Global acceptance and funding along with innovating more and more cost-effective technology.

One thing I'd also say is that...

There should be no bias in selecting the most appropriate review.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006

April 24, 2009

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April 24, 2009

This fantastic organization brings clean, environmentally friendly solar energy to disadvantaged communities to help power schools, health clinics, agricultural projects, and villages in third-world nations around the globe. I am amazed at what they can do on such a small budget. But, with their dedicated and expert team, they have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Love their carbon offset program too! They rock!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Africa -- I lived in Africa for ten years and know first-hand what a huge difference access to electricity can mean in peoeple's lives. This organization helps bring environmentally friendly clean solar power to communities around the globe.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change their logo

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their collaborative approach with the communities they work with.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Experienced, dedicated and collaborative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world... literally. It could change the lives of millions of people bringing them safe, clean, environmentally friendly energy power.

Ways to make it better...

I could make a donation to a specific project.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising funds in the current economic environment.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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