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In Colombia we have already funded:
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Setting up the demonstration and testing site at SENA University (See Projects Page)

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Donated the solar system that will deliver water to 30 families in the village of Ballito, Colombia (See Projects Page)

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Donated a PREP system to Red Adelco to be used in cooperation with the United Nations in a FARC resettlement area as part of the peace process.

PORTABLE RENEWABLE

ENERGY PLATFORM

PREP
A group of people, especially an inspired engineer/inventor and an international lawyer, both of whom had seen the devastating impacts of global poverty firsthand, decided to replace the treadle pump with solar powered drip irrigation. This led to the development of the Portable Renewable Energy Platform (PREP).
GRAVITY WATER FLOW
PREP uses one solar panel and a small pump the system that can move water for up to a mile on level ground and will fill an elevated tank. Using gravity water flows from the elevated tank into the drip irrigation piping.
SOLAR POWER
Water is moved from a community well or reservoir by PREP to individual tanks that are used by each farmer to drip-irrigate their crops. Solar power is the most cost effective and environmentally friendly source of power and drip irrigation is the most efficient use of water for most crops. The result is higher productivity, more profits and greater self-sufficiency for the farmer. PREP is a triple bottom line product – financially profitable, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.
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ADDRESSING GLOBAL POVERTY

85% of the world's poor live in rural areas and make their living on small farms. If we are to address global poverty, the subsistence farmer is a critically important place to begin.

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WORLD'S POOR
Live in rural areas
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OF CROPS
End up rotting in the field

As the team learned more about the challenges facing the famers, we discovered that as much as 50% of the crops they grow end up rotting in the fields. We entered into a partnership with SolerCool, Ltd and SolerCool, Colombia, to use their invention, the  ColdShed (patent pending). This is a small solar powered building that can keep up to two tons of fruits and vegetables cold so the farmer has a longer time to get them to market.

THE FOUNDERS OF OMID

have invested countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars developing the technology, building the prototypes, paying for multiple trips to South America to meet with communities and to set up the testing site at SENA.