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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, International, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Green Empowerment provides villages in the developing world access to clean water, electricity through renewable energy, and sustainable solutions.

Results: Major program accomplishments include: 192,834-- Patients served by electrified health clinics 6,148-- People with clean water at home 24,140-- Households that have electric lighting

Target demographics: Strengthen communities by delivering renewable energy and safe clean water along with related health, environment and agriculture projects.

Geographic areas served: Latin America and Asia with key projects in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar.

Programs: * Training for organizations, communities, and government agencies on how to design, construct, operate, maintain, and finance small scale, renewable energy, and water and sanitation systems to provide access to electricity, clean drinking water and sanitation. * Capacity building with local partners to magnify their impact and strengthen their program implementation. * Creates networks of regional stakeholders around different technologies such as solar, wind power, hydro-electricity, and biogas. Through coordinated research, conferences and knowledge sharing, participants from universities, NGOs, businesses, governments, and professionals have improved their skills and ability to serve their communities. * Service-learning for professionals, students, community groups, and families, to engage in hands-on learning about renewable energy, clean water access, and sustainable development.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

Green Empowerment doesn't just provide renewable energy and clean water in the most remote places of the world, they also improve the environment in the process. That's why I chose to volunteer at their offices once a week. I love the people that work there, so committed, creative, well traveled and multilingual.


Rating: 4

I was impressed with Green Empowerment's mission and work, and the inspirational impact it has had through projects and partnerships around the world. Additionally, the staff are committed, engaged, and highly capable. I think overall it is a powerful organization with a lot of potential.


Rating: 5

I enjoy being part of an organization that not only provides appropriate, sustainable technology (wind, solar and micro-hydro) but also "walks the talk" on community empowerment by partnering with local NGOs and helping to organize community management of these systems! Green Empowerment also trains and connects government officals in many countries on sustainable energy, clean water systems, biogas and cookstove progress for rural communities so that knowledge is shared and best practices promoted. Impressive.

1 Craig G.


Rating: 5

What impresses me about Green Empowerment is their focus and effectiveness.

They are focused on providing two essentials to those in need: clean water and electricity powered by renewable energy.

They are effective because the projects they drive are run through partnerships with NGOs in the target countries and the local community owns the resulting electricity and water projects.