Monday, September 15, 2008

Power Up Gambia

Power Up Gambia has raised $300,000 Founded in 2006 by 21-year old Kathryn Cunningham, Power Up Gambia has successfully raised US$300,000. This marks a big milestone on the journey of Kathryn and her team to help staff of the Sulayman Junkung General Hospital realize their dream of working with full-time electricity.

"Dear Friends of Power Up Gambia," she wrote in an email on Tuesday: "...through your ongoing support, we have reached our original goal of $300,000! THANK YOU for all of efforts, support, and encouragement. With these funds, we can sign the contract to initiate the solar installation. If all goes well, the panels should be installed by early September (fingers crossed!). I will be sure to send out pictures of the panels as soon as we are able to get them. This is a great moment for PUG and for the Sulayman Junkung General Hospital!"

Inspired by this success -- and the profound need for electricity at many healthcare facilities in the Gambia beyond the Sulayman Junkung General Hospital -- the Power Up Gambia Board and Kathryn have decided to continue their efforts to provide solar energy to hospitals and clinics throughout the country. The new phase will begin with the 9 satellite clinics of the hospital, and PUG "...would appreciate your ongoing support as we begin our next phase."

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