Power Up Gambia’s mission is to “provide reliable electricity and water to healthcare facilities in The Gambia through solar energy.” Before you think ‘sowhat?!’… “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. That’s the vision of Power Up Gambia.”
Through Beautiful Social, my classes enterprise to help charities and non-profits with their social media strategy, myself and Jordan Lopiano (http://jordanlopiano.wordpress.com/) both volunteered to help PUG because we’re so interested in their cause. We’re contacting them today and are (embarrassingly) excitedddd!