GivePower is a foundation that provides clean energy solutions for food, water and power to people around the world who need it most.
GivePower improves lives by applying leading solar applications and technologies in developing communities to impact these seven sectors: water, food security, health, education, conservation, economic development and telecommunications.
We’re implementing reforestation, one solar pump at a time. Solar water pumps are elemental in protecting an area’s watershed. They ensure that wells are continually replenished and help reverse the damage done by erosion. The water from these pumps also supports sustainable organic food production by irrigating bio-intensive gardens.
In remote island regions, our solar microgrids are improving the primary economic drivers of fishing and rice production. These solitary microgrids can power mills locally, allowing small-holder farmers to keep profits that would otherwise go to transporting products to larger towns for processing. Solar microgrids also refrigerate storage for fish, minimizing food spoilage, and ensuring there is more food available for the community.
We believe adequate health care is a basic human right, but it is often under powered or unattainable in rural areas with low incomes. Our solar power addresses many of these challenges, including providing better light to ensure safer care, allowing for refrigeration of vaccines, and delivering the energy needed to keep medical center doors open later and longer. Solar also provides basic internet capabilities, connecting rural health centers to doctors in more urban areas.
Schools with power attract superior teachers, increase the number and types of classes available, and help students connect with the world, which is why we have installed solar systems in nearly 2,000 schools to date. Partner with us to help provide adult literacy classes and vocational training, and measure results, ensuring that our school projects have the greatest impact within the communities they serve.
Clean, reliable energy helps safeguard endangered species throughout the world. By providing solar energy to national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we’re helping these sacred spaces and species keep the lights on.
We lean into local success, and work hard to empower the global entrepreneurs of tomorrow. By partnering with local solar companies, we have helped develop sustainable power systems for community colleges and tech incubator programs. This solar power provides the type of reliable electricity needed to access learning tools, collaborate with others, build successful companies, and create local jobs.
By partnering with mobile network operators, our solar solutions increase access to information and lay the foundation for the use of mobile money, making digital payments, transfers, and pay-as-you-go infrastructure a reality. This decreases travel costs associated with buying and selling goods, removes the need to send money to distant relatives, and allows local proprietors to retain more of their earnings to improve livelihoods.
GivePower has provided electricity access to more than 300,000 people in over 17 countries.See What Else We’ve Done
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In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.
Access to electricity is fundamental to opportunity in this age. It's the light that children study by; the energy that allows an idea to be transformed into a real business. It's the lifeline for families to meet their most basic needs.
This agenda is firmly rooted in the ability of a woman to seek medical care in a hospital, knowing that the lights won't go out. This is an agenda about being able to turn the irrigation pump on for the small farmer in a desertified part of the developing world. This is about being able to put the light on, do the homework, graduate…
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon