Salinee Hurley, co-founder and chairwoman of SunSawang

Salinee has been working on rural electrification and community development projects along the Thailand-Myanmar border since 2005.



To make solar electricity sustainable and accessible to rural Thailand.



The Thailand-Myanmar border villages, located on remote forested mountains, do not have basic grid-connected electricity supply resulting in both short and long-term health and safety risks, and decreased productivity.



  • Improve the livelihoods, health, education, economics and environment of the ethnic minority communities.
  • Create local employment


Principles and means of actions

  • Provide solar energy products and services to rural communities
  • Train and hire village technicians to provide maintenance services


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