Responding to an invitation from Knightsbridge International, Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG) members donated a total of $1100 to help fund a solar clinic for the Karen people of Myanmar (Burma) who live in the Myanmar/Thailand border region. The Karen are victims of landmines and targets of military genocide. Knightsbridge has developed a string of mobile clinics that can be taken down and moved on short notice to provide medical help to Karen people living under threat of military attack. These clinics are powered and lit by a system comprised of a 130W photovoltaic array, deep cycle batteries, charge controller and lights. The cost of providing one of these systems to the jungle region, with training, is $3000.
The HREG sponsored clinic joined 28 clinics already in place by the end of 2006. For more information about this project, please click here
. Adrian Belic's "Beyond the Call..." describes the heroic work of Knightsbridge volunteers. You can view the theatrical trailer here
or get the DVD at PBS.org
. Many thanks to those HREG members who donated to this project!
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