Power to the People - Nicaragua
Organized by: Emily Elliott
Think about how great it is to flip a switch and have light. Pretty great, right? Residents of Agua Fria do not have electricity and most use kerosene lamps or candles to see at night. The only school in Agua Fria is a 3 room elementary school htat gets used for everything from 1st-6th grade classes, a technical program for students on the weekend, and an adult literacy program in the evenings. Brother and sister duo, Travis and Emily, will be traveling from California to Agua Fria as part of the GRID Alternatives volunteer team to install an off-grid PV system on the school, bringing lights and AC electricity to the community to help improve the quality and access to education in Agua Fria.
Your donation helps to fund the volunteer effort from purchasing the solar materials to providing means to allow local families to host volunteer solar installers.
Travis regularly volunteers with GRID in the Bay Area and works as a professional solar engineer in Oakland. Emily was the recipient of a solar installation grant from GRID in 2010 and now works as an urban planning professional in Ontario. Both siblings share a passion for volunteerism that branches out over many interests including supporting the National Forests, urban cycling, civic service, and animal rescue.
See more at: http://www.gridalternatives.org/learn/programs/international-program/agua-fria-esteli#sthash.W9LsrI0A.dpuf