Our mission is to provide reliable electricity and water to healthcare facilities in The Gambia through solar energy.
Imagine a hospital without electricity, nurses having to tend to patients, deliver babies and set IV lines by candlelight. Emergency surgeries would be impossible. Children in respiratory distress would have no supplemental oxygen from oxygen concentrators. Drugs and vaccines dependent on refrigeration would be ruined. But solar power can change this.
We believe that grassroots efforts that stay connected to their projects for the long term are the most effective. We keep our operating budget small to maximize the impact of your donation. We believe in solar power and equity in medicine – and we volunteer our time to make the biggest impact that we can.
Power Up Gambia, with its mission to provide reliable, responsible electricity and water to health facilities in western Gambia serves to increase access to health care for poor people and to reduce the toll of "modernization" on our planet. This work succeeds in uniting the two great struggles of our time: the struggle for social justice and that for ecological justice.Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Co-Founder, Partners In Health
Presley Professor of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School