—Fundación Kara Solar
Kara Solar is a project of Fundación Kara Solar, an intercultural, Ecuadorian non-profit organization founded in 2018.
Our mission is to transform energy in critical territories in order to activate resilient technological and socio-economic alternatives. We do this my co-creating and accompanying participatory community processes that contribute to the defense and management of highly diverse territories in Ecuador, in a socially, economically, energetically and environmentally sustainable way.
We believe that the best way to preserve the rainforest is to empower its indigenous custodians. By transforming energy use in vulnerable territories, we are activating resilient technological and socio-economic alternatives to degradation and exploitation.
Community Enterprise Coordinator
Oversight Committee Member and Boat Crew-member
— Oversight Committee
The Oversight Committee is made up of respected elders, youth, and women from the area of the project, who were selected by their communities and associations. This committee debates, designs, implements, monitors, evaluates and adapts the systems and actions to be undertaken to achieve the project's vision.
We are grateful to our current core supporters:
We are also grateful to our many allies and collaborators:
Asociación Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo Alternativo (ALDEA)
Conservation International (CI)
Coordinadora de las Organizaciones Indígenas de la Cuenca Amazónica (COICA)
Empowered by Light
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL)
Fundación Centro Lianas
Fundación Pachamama/The Pachamama Alliance
Global Greengrants Fund (GGF)
Gobierno Autónomo Descentralizado de Pastaza
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland
Nacionalidad Achuar del Ecuador (NAE)
Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)