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Concrete Help

There are many ways in which you can support the work in North Korea.
Make a donation for the following:

  • warm water collectors for the orphanages and the children‘s hospital in Hamhung
  • A solar-heated greenhouse, a biogas plant, or an energy efficient model house built on Duru Island
  • The next aid shipment for North Korea

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Our goal is to provide sustainable help that will empower local citizens and show the citizens of North Korea God‘s love.
The unreliable energy supply is a huge problem.  We want to help the people of North Korea in this area. We promote projects that use alternative energy sources or focus on saving energy.
Thank you for your donations, which help provide the rural population of North Korea with electricity and improve their lives.
We greatly appreciate your partnership!

A Modern House for Rural Locations

I will travel to Pyongyang for a week in September to monitor the building progress of our pilot house and to consult with the experts at the Alternative Energy Center.

The initial plans have been further developed over the past few months. The current concept is for a two-story building with a biogas plant on the ground floor – to process both animal and human waste as well as other organic waste material from the proposed greenhouse – which will provide both heating and electric power. The upper floor will include a classroom, kitchen, bathroom, technical workshop and the building‘s integrated electronic control center. We want to build an energy-efficient model duplex home in a traditional style for future use in rural areas. This model home and training center will be used to demonstrate ideas and building techniques in a practical way as well as to gain experience in using energy-efficient building techniques.

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I am looking forward to seeing how far along the project actually is. Until now there have been many delays because of difficulties to get the necessary permits to build in an agricultural zone. This is a real challenge since every cubic meter of land in North Korea is designated as a potential crop rotation sector and, therefore, under special zoning protection.

Concrete Help

There are many ways in which you can support the work in North Korea.
Make a donation for the following:

Training North Korean interns in Switzerland
     (approx. CHF 40/day per person)

– a fourth windmill with a 1 kilowatt output

– A solar-heated greenhouse, a biogas plant, or an energy efficient model house built on Duru Island

– The next aid shipment for North Korea
With heartfelt thanks.

Search for Insulation Material

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Stefan Burckhardt visits the Hongsheng insulation factory in Harbin in February with experts from the Pyongyang Alternative Energy Center. A reciprocal visit has already taken place.

The Managing Director of the Hongsheng Company, insulation manufacturer, visited Pyongyang in July.
This was an encouraging sign of the commitment of Chinese businesspeople to work together with North Koreans.
We are curious to see how things develop. Insulation materials are currently only produced in small quantities in North Korea. It would be a major accomplishment if a Chinese manufacturer would start producing and selling in North Korea directly. Buying materials and products from foreign countries is nearly impossible for a North Korean company!