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Ralph C.


Oakland, CA
Hometown: Candelaria, Zambales Philippines

Member since:

May 11, 2012

How did you become interested in International Development?

After 38 years living in California I visited the Philippines where I grew up and saw poverty is still prevalent throughout. 2008 I founded REEF as a 501(c)3 public charity organization using renewable energy technologies to alleviate poverty. I returned March 2012 handing out solar powered lanterns and efficient wood fired cook stoves. These items help reduce family expenditures by 60%, remove sources of indoor air pollution, reduce forest deforestation, increase the chances of children finishing secondary education. Visit our website to learn about our 3 poverty alleviating programs. Ralph Chesley


Hi Dexter, Thanks for the follow up message, sorry I couldn't make the October 11 meeting however, I am interested to hear more about the work you do in the Philippines. AS you may know, my non-profit applies RET as a way to alleviate poverty.

What Ralph C. is saying about this Meetup Group

Fascinating concept for a non-profit. Love the DGL idea. Means a lot to new founded non-profits or exiting ones in need of funding. Would love to collaborate in the near future.


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