Who is Global Forces?
Founded in 2011 by Kerstin Recker Alexandre, Bonnie Hu, and Rob Frank, Global Forces is a non-profit organization fighting energy poverty by providing sustainable, renewable energy solutions to local communities in developing countries.
Global Forces’ mission is to generate sustainable opportunities through energy investments to help reduce energy poverty in developing countries through solar donations and micro lending programs for aspiring women business owners. Harnessing the power of an advocacy network to promote change allows Global Forces to work with partners across the globe to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MGD’s) and beyond.
For more information, please visit globalforces.org.
What Are We Doing?
In July, Pat Recker, (59), a resident of Iowa, and father of Global Forces co-founder Kerstin Recker, biked in RAGBRAI, the Iowa register’s annual bicycle tour covering 480 miles!!!
This October, members of the Global Forces team will complete the Miami Beach Halloween half marathon. Combined, their efforts will raise money and awareness for renewable energy solutions in developing countries.
Global Forces' first initiative, Solar for Students, seeks to provide solar lanterns and school supplies to thirty elementary and middle school-aged students in the poorest neighborhoods of Arusha, Tanzania.
Meet the Team Running 13.1 miles in Miami!
The following Global Forces Team members have started training and are proud to support Solar for Students. Click on the links to learn more about them, why they support Global Forces and how they are meeting the challenges of training for a half marathon.
- Kerstin Recker Alexandre, Co-Founder of Global Forces
- Alia Vajrabukka, Analyst, Information and Research at Global Forces
- Kimberly Hatton, Director of Fundraising and Partnerships at Global Forces
About 'Solar for Students'
Global Forces will partner with two non-profit organizations to support Solar for Students. The first, a local non-profit school in Arusha, will provide education to some of Arusha’s poorest students. The second non-profit will provide tuition assistance and education support for the same student body.
- 30 students will have increased access to clean energy, mitigating the risks that traditional lighting fuels bring
- Improve literacy opportunities by providing safe solar lighting for 30 children in Arusha
- Break the energy poverty cycle starting with 30 families
Initiate the building blocks for 30 children and their families to pull themselves out of poverty
Making Your Contributions Count!
Global Forces is a unique organization that directs 100 percent of its funding towards its programs. It is able to operate with zero administrative expenses by leveraging the intellectual capital, dedicaiton and 'know-how' of its board and team members, all of whom have the desire to contribute to the social sector without need for renumeration.(1)
- Fund Solar for Students, and tell others
- Tweet us @Globalforces1
- 'Follow Us' on globalforces.org
- Like our FB page
All information has been posted on Globalforces.org, Global Forces facebook, and twitter accounts!!!
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