Donors

EFO could not exist without donor funding. Below are details of donor organisations that have funded past EFO projects.

European Union - ACP-EU Energy Facility

The ACP-EU Energy Facility (EF) was established in 2005 to co-finance projects on increasing access to modern and sustainable energy services for the poor in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, especially in rural and peri-urban areas. It is through this facility that the Promoting Renewable Energy Serives for Rural Development (PRESSD) project is being funded. Click here to learn more about the ACP-EU Energy Facility programme. Click here to visit the European Union - ACP-EU Energy Facility website.

West Africa Education and Medical Missions

West African Education and Medical Mission (WAEMM) was founded in 2009 to provide a means for our contributors to help us in aiding the people of West African countries. WAEMM is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that accepts charitable donations for WAEMM projects in West Africa. The projects are chosen by the board and include education and medical objectives as well as many other projects to help achieve the goals of this mission. Click here to visit the West Africa Education and Medical Missions website.

Welthungerhilfe

Welthungerhilfe is a German NGO that provides assistance from immediate emergency aid to long-term projects carried out in cooperation with local partners. For Welthungerhilfe, overcoming hunger goes hand in hand with overcoming poverty. We support people living in deprivation and poverty, irrespective of the colour of their skin, their religious beliefs or their world view. It promotes effective aid to help people find new ways to determine their own lives and future free of hunger and deprivation. Click here to visit the Welthungerhilfe website.

AusAID

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia's overseas aid program. AusAID is an Executive Agency within the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio and reports to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.The objective of the Australian aid program is to assist developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia's national interest. Click here to visit the AusAID website.

ACP-FLEGT Support Programme

The Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Support Programme for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP-FLEGT Support Programme) is a collaborative effort among the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the European Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to address forest law enforcement, governance and trade issues in ACP member countries. Click here to visit the ACP-FLEGT Support Programme website.

Africa Rural Connect (ARC)

ARC, a program of the National Peace Corps Association, is an online global collaboration network where knowledgeable people work together to communicate and respond to the needs of African farmers. The ARC platform allows you take an active role in building development initiatives that can directly affect the lives of rural farmers. It is a resource of innovative and informed information on rural Africa as well as a source of skilled collaborators Click here to visit the Africa Rural Connect (ARC) website.

Bridge Street United Church Foundation

Bridge Street United Church Foundation is based in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. The Church’s congregation decided to establish a charitable foundation to administer funds from a bequest from the estate of the late Charlotte E. Sills in 1973. As directed by the members of the congregation, the Foundation invests the funds and distributes the income from these investments to various Canadian charitable organizations, and to some projects in foreign countries that are generally administered by Canadian charitable organizations. By the end of 2010, the Foundation had granted over $5 million dollars in approved grants. Click here to visit the Bridge Street United Church Foundation website.

BP Solar

BP Solar is a leader in the solar industry with almost 40 years’ of experience across 160 countries. It is a global company with over 2,200 employees focused on harnessing the sun's energy to produce solar power for electricity. The company designs, manufactures and markets solar electric systems for homeowners, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations. Click here to visit the BP Solar website.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is an international development charity. We work with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. It is a Christian organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. It provides assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes. Click here to visit the Christian Aid website.

Common Code

Web coders specialising in Django. Coding resources for designers, agencies & consultants. Based in Melbourne, Australia. Click here to visit the Common Code website.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for International Cooperation) or GIZ is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries. GIZ provides services in Economic Development and Employment, Government, Democracy and Poverty Reduction, Education, Health and Social Security, Environment and Infrastructure, and Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Click here to visit the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) website.

Department for International Development (DfID)

The Department For International Development (DFID) is the United Kingdom's government department in charge of administering country's international aid programme. The overall goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty". DFID's main programme areas of work are Education, Health, Social Services, Water Supply and Sanitation, Government and Civil Society, Economic Sector (including Infrastructure, Production Sectors and Developing Planning), Environment Protection, Research, and Humanitarian Assistance. Click here to visit the Department for International Development (DfID) website.

Engineers Without Borders - USA

EWB-USA supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders. Its membership consists of professionals and students from a variety of professions including engineering, public health, anthropology and business. Through its projects and programs, EWB-USA provides innovative professional educational opportunities that provide a global perspective. Click here to visit the Engineers Without Borders - USA website.

Fairtrade Mining

Fairtrade Mining is working to develop a thriving commercial business in Sierra Leone with the aim of bringing long-term benefits to the local community. It is based in an area of northern Sierra Leone where there has been little commercial mining to date, but the potential is substantial. Profits from the company are helping to fund schools, medical facilities and infrastructural improvements. Click here to visit the Fairtrade Mining website.

Friends of Gbendembu Secondary School

Friends of Gbendembu Secondary School is an organization that supports the development of the Library and Learning Centre at Gbendembu Secondary School, Bombali District, northern Sierra Leone. It was formally established as a Charity in November 2009 and has held numerous fundraising events in the United Kingdom to help to supply, text books, a librarian and solar energy for the school. Click here to visit the Friends of Gbendembu Secondary School website.

Friends of Sierra Leone

Friends of Sierra Leone (FoSL) is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 by a small group of returned Peace Corps Volunteers, soon joined by their Sierra Leonean friends and other volunteers who had served in Sierra Leone. It objective is to promote Aid in the development and well-being of Sierra Leone and its people, as well as increasing understanding among Americans and others about Sierra Leone. Click here to visit the Friends of Sierra Leone website.

Global Sunrise

Global Sunrise is a non-profit project which fundraises through an international network to provide electricity to some of the world’s most deprived communities in a clean and sustainable manner. Global Sunrise partners with organisations that are already delivering the change on the ground and assists in providing the capital that can allow these projects to happen. Click here to visit the Global Sunrise website.

Inveneo

Inveneo is a non-profit social enterprise, which means that it operates like a business with a social mission. The organization aims to get the tools of information communications technology, such as computers, telephones, and Internet access to those who need it most, in rural and highly underserved communities of the developing world. It provides these technology solutions to remote villages through NGOs, commercial enterprises and government bodies. Click here to visit the Inveneo website.

Junior Valler

Junior Valler is a graphic design artist, who works in advertising, art direction and graphic design. He has completed numerous projects in Brazil and Canada, and it is thanks to his artist talents that Energy For Opportunity owes its logo design. Click here to visit the Junior Valler website.

Light Up Malawi

Light Up Malawi is a venture to bring 100% alternative energy to the country of Malawi through policy reform and the creation of a sanctioned pilot program for all manufacturers of solar, biomass, and wind energy products. We will use business, government and design to make a concerted difference in one basic need in Malawi. Manufacturers get a break on tariffs, get to participate in a sanctioned high profile program and villagers without power get an energy source at low cost or no cost and get to speak up about the products they find most useful. Click here to visit the Light Up Malawi website.

Orphfund

OrphFund is a volunteer based organization helping abandoned, orphaned and vulnerable children around the world, regardless of race or religion. It runs grass roots, self-sustaining, community projects, that provide shelter, nutrition, health care, support, education and training, ensuring all children have a happy and bright future. Being purely volunteer based it is proud to ensure that 100% of any donation will reach children living in poverty Click here to visit the Orphfund website.

OutBack Power Technologies

OutBack Power Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Arlington, Washington and is the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced power electronics for renewable energy, back-up power and mobile applications. The Company is also a member of The Alpha Group-- a global alliance of independent companies that share a common philosophy: create world-class powering solutions for communication, commercial, industrial and renewable energy markets. Click here to visit the OutBack Power Technologies website.

Promoting Agriculture, Governance and Environment (PAGE)

Funded by USAID, PAGE is a project consortium led by ACDI/VOCA in partnership with Tetra Tech, ARD and World Vision International. PAGE is working in Sierra Leone to re-established broken linkages in agribusiness value chains that will link farm households directly with markets. It is expanding access to and improved use of quality inputs and appropriate technologies, and increasing access to financing mechanisms for upgrading and product marketing Click here to visit the Promoting Agriculture, Governance and Environment (PAGE) website.

Schools for Sierra Leone

Schools For Sierra Leone supports the work of Kabala Christian School in Sierra Leone, West Africa. All funds raised by Schools For Sierra Leone go directly to the work of education in underserved areas. Those designated for Kabala go directly to that area! Click here to visit the Schools for Sierra Leone website.

Solar Energy International

With 20 ISPQ Certified Trainers and 24 NABCEP Certified Solar Installers — more than any other solar training organization — Solar Energy International's experienced team is on the forefront of renewable energy education. If you are seeking solar training for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam or NABCEP Installer Certification, why not receive your education from a team of the most experienced solar installer professionals in the industry? Click here to visit the Solar Energy International website.

Stichting Henk Arts

The Stichting Henk Arts Foundation is committed to funding the St. Martin's Orphanage, in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. With the support of the foundation, all children at the Orphanage are able to go to school, from preschool to vocational training. Such an opportunity is important for these children, as they have no family to rely upon, and ultimately it is through their education they are offered a real chance for the future. Click here to visit the Stichting Henk Arts website.

SunPerfect

SunPerfect Solar, Inc is a turnkey, full-service, solar manufacturing and engineering company based in Silicon Valley, California. Strong in global manufacturing and local system engineering, this unique company supplies and guarantees the leading solar modules produced in its very own factories. SunPerfect provides management and advisory services which include: Up-front consultations, System design and System installation Click here to visit the SunPerfect website.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect. Click here to visit the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) website.

Working Software

Working Software is an expert web and I.T consultancy that solves challenging technical problems on any device or platform. Click here to visit the Working Software website.