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After Ebola and War: Electricity

Published: July 14th, 2015

Things haven’t been easy in Sierra Leone. Civil war raged from 1991 to 2002, claiming tens of thousands of lives and displacing some 2 million others. More recently, Ebola killed nearly 4,000 people. But NRECA International... Read more

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In Memoriam: Oscar Salinas

Published: May 1st, 2015

Oscar Salinas, who set aside concerns about Ebola to go to Liberia for NRECA International, died of a stroke May 1. He was 68. “This is a very hard blow. Whenever we lose friends, the pain... Read more

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 7

Published: April 28th, 2015

The evening before the volunteer linemen from Nolin RECC were to go home to Kentucky, we all drove 20 minutes to Port Salut to have dinner at a nice restaurant—a welcome break from the daily fried food at the hotel where we were staying. Tommy... Read more

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 6

Published: April 27th, 2015

Market day in Côteaux was a crazy experience. Perhaps it was because I was carrying a 10-pound tripod, a camera, and hoping no one was going to hurt Garrett, my video producer, as he navigated his way through the sea of humanity in the... Read more

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 5

Published: April 24th, 2015

Americans love to go to the movies. Haitians are no different. “On some Friday and Saturday nights we have movie nights,” said Dana Brosig. “I love the children in this community and I want to broaden their imagination and minds with things they... Read more

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 4

Published: April 23rd, 2015

Without Ferdinand Cadet, many things would stop in Côteaux. His gas station is the only source for fuel for 45 miles. When it has gasoline, that is. When I arrived in Côteaux, Cadet had gone eight days without gas to sell. The delivery from Port au Prince, Haiti’s capital, was late. Read more

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On the Ground in Haiti: Day 3

Published: April 22nd, 2015

“This country is a hot country. Everyone needs ice.” True words spoken by Renold Pierre Paul Saphyr, who just happens to be the manager of the Usine Glace ice factory. When there is no... Read more