Micro Hydro Power for 1,000 People in Philippines



A community-based micro-hydro power (MHP) system will be installed to provide household lighting and run community-based corn mill enterprises allowing people to secure food and income.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Datalnay & Dlumay communities face food shortages for three to four months each year. Many members of the community make only $6 a month. When there is a surplus of food, village members carry heavy sacks of corn up to eight hours away to be sold at the nearest mill to earn supplemental income. The corn mill powered locally by hydro power will increase community prosperity and health. To counter climate change and preserve the water resource, a nursery will be set up and 15,000 trees planted.

How will this project solve this problem?

Technical design and civil construction are complete. The local non-profit SIBAT will facilitate turbine & generator installation, and start tree nursery and planting. The community will provide labor and be trained on operation and maintenance.

Potential Long Term Impact

Economic Development: Electricity will provide lighting two communities, A grain mill facility will be built and run by a cooperative, and help pay for maintenance of the plant. Climate change impact will be mitigated by planting thousands of trees.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £4,047

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £4,047 .  The original project funding goal was £7,636.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 84 donors like you, a total of £4,047 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Michel Maupoux

Program Manager
Portland, Oregon United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Micro Hydro Power for 1,000 People in Philippines