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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

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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

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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

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On the Ground in Bolivia: Day 1

Published: February 9th, 2016

It can be scary walking home at night in a lot of places, but few of us have to worry about men with machetes. Flora does. And it’s one of the reasons she wants electricity—so that there can be streetlights. That's one human example of the work of NRECA International... Read more

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Electrify Africa Act Clears Senate

Published: December 21st, 2015

A bill that could potentially bring electricity to at least 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2020 has cleared a major hurdle. The Electrify Africa Act of 2015 passed the Senate by unanimous consent Dec. 18.... Read more

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E-Postcards Tell Global Co-op Story

Published: November 16th, 2015

They’ve been in Guatemala for only a few days and already William LaTourneau and his nine lineworker colleagues from Michigan electric cooperatives have “hit it pretty hard” in their efforts to electrify a village. “The terrain... Read more

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An Electricity Strategy for Ethiopia

Published: November 2nd, 2015

NRECA International and the World Bank have signed a $200,000 contract to help the government of Ethiopia draft a strategy to expand access to electricity for millions in the African country. A team from NRECA International... Read more