Electric co-ops are lighting Haitian villages

Rural electric co-operatives from the USA are working with local people in Haiti to help light the country’s villages.

Last month dozens of volunteers from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) travelled to Haiti where they assisted local co-operators to bring light to two cities. The project is the result of a partnership between NRECA International, the association’s international development body, and Coopérative Electrique de l’Arrondissement des Côteaux (CEAC), a local co-op set up in 2013.

“We are busy connecting homes to the system in Côteaux and Roche-à-Bateau,” Dana Brosig, NRECA International project manager, told Electric Co-op Today. Ms Brosig was in Haiti when the streetlights glowed for the first time in the two communities. CEAC will provide electricity to a third community by the end of the year.

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