International

International

Kilimanjaro Trip Helps NRECA Int’l.

Published: July 11th, 2016

Some people enter a walkathon to raise money for charity. Steve Rhodes will be walking, but not down a street or around a track. The co-op CEO is going 19,341 feet up Mount Kilimanjaro and hoping... Read more

International

Drinking Water for a Remote Land

Published: July 4th, 2016

Would you take four planes, an 11-hour bus ride and then spend two hours in a truck to get to your vacation destination? Rachel Schur Wagner did, and it was no day at the beach. The... Read more

International

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

International

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

International

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

Annual Meeting 2016, International

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

International

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