Since 1962, NRECA International has worked on establishing and strengthening rural utilities across the world where poverty could be helped with access to electricity - and American co-ops have played an important role.
Co-ops across the nation have been sending equipment and line workers to help electrify remote parts of the world. And this year, PVREA is taking part.
PVREA Linemen are headed to the island of Haiti March 26 to April 15 to help bring electricity to rural areas.
Through NRECA International, the linemen will build line in Caracol, Haiti - an area that had no electricity until a few years ago. They will work alongside Haitian lineworkers, and pass along their knowledge to those who work for PPSELD (the Pilot Project for Sustainable Electricity Distribution), established by NRECA International with funding from the US Agency for International Development. PPSELD is currently the only utility in Haiti providing reliable electric service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Check back in a later issue of the Colorado Country Life to read about their adventures.