In May 2017, GLOW is partnering with Sun Transfer’s Foundation, Stiftung Solarenergie – Solar Energy Foundation (Philippines) to implement a third Pay-It-Forward Project in Northern Samar.
GLOW’s donation will purchase six solar water pumps from Hybrid Social Solutions (HSSI), the award winning social enterprise that is part of the Stiftung Solarenergie International Network for Rural Development.
These water pumps will be consigned to members of Cahicsan Farmer’s Association in Northern Samar- a poverty stricken area that is hit hard by typhoons annually.
HSSI will facilitate collection from CFA officers, and create an expansion of plan within Cahicsan Farmers Association.
Priority in availing the service of the solar water pump will be given to community members who are active members of Cahicsan Farmers Association first, and other farmers living in Barangay Cahicsan.
Each hectare irrigated will be considered as one share.
A member can only avail of a maximum of two (2) shares in the initial project (unless nobody elses wishes to participate), then a member selection will go again through this cycle.
Selection and prioritization of the participating members will be done in plenary, with the officers and the members, and a majority vote will formalize the list of participating members.
The total cost of each pump will be paid back by the members through the Pay-It-Forward model established from previous solar light distributions.