In Memoriam: Samuel E. Bunker

Published: June 14th, 2016

Samuel E. Bunker, a member of the Cooperative Hall of Fame who led NRECA’s International Programs Division for more than a decade, died June 10. He was 88. Bunker was at the helm of the IPD... Read more


NRECA International Heads to Kenya

Published: May 30th, 2016

Looking at photos of Nairobi, you see a modern capital city with skyscrapers, so it’s hard to believe that about half of Kenya’s households lack electricity. Still, it’s a fact—and one that NRECA International is taking... Read more


Co-ops’ Global Reach Highlighted

Published: February 29th, 2016

One of the Philippines’ worst hours was in 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastated parts of the country. Thirty-three rural electric cooperatives suffered heavy damages; nine were nearly destroyed.... Read more

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CoBank Backs NRECA International

Published: February 17th, 2016

NEW ORLEANS—It seemed like déjà vu at the NRECA annual meeting’s International Lunch, as CoBank announced another $250,000 donation to NRECA International. “We consider it a real privilege to be in a position to be able... Read more


On the Ground in Bolivia: Day 4

Published: February 12th, 2016

Why is NRECA International working to power Bolivia? One woman explains that she wants electricity because it’s hard to give injections by candlelight. And, with streetlights, motorbike taxis would avoid bumps on the road when taking the sick to hospitals... Read more


On the Ground in Bolivia: Day 3

Published: February 11th, 2016

Narda is equal parts grandmother, community activist and motorcyclist and she has fought for everything she has in Bolivia, where volunteers from NRECA International are turning dark into light... Read more


On the Ground in Bolivia: Day 2

Published: February 10th, 2016

Co-op linemen visited the towns of Dos de Junio and El Torito to scope out the work needed to bring power there. Later this year, a team of 14 linemen volunteers from Oklahoma and Missouri will combine efforts to bring electricity to 260 homes... Read more