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Rangers protecting endangered rhinos and tigers, women breaking with tradition to enter the workforce, and villagers working for a better life are connected by the incredible landscape they share —and by the creative deployment of solar energy. It’s all happening in and around world-renowned Chitwan National Park, and we’ve captured this amazing story in a 20-minute film called Bufferzone.
In November 2017, the story continues. Empowered by Light and Empower Generation are returning to Nepal to provide more assistance to Chitwan National Park and the communities that surround it.
The two nonprofits are hoping to raise $50,000 to help complete two projects. The first is installing solar panels to light and power an isolated ranger outpost in the jungle, to help rangers protecting the park’s endangered wildlife. The second is to train 10 local women, whose economic opportunities are traditionally limited, to sell solar lights and other clean power products to local families.
We hope you will consider participating in the next chapter of this story by making a donation. Your support is greatly appreciated. A few dollars can help advance Empowered by Light’s efforts to protect Chitwan National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; protect single-horned Asiatic rhinos and Bengal tigers from poachers; empower women to sell clean energy and start their own businesses; reduce dependence on dirty and dangerous sources of energy; and kick-start economy-boosting eco-tourism in the park.
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