Last December, three of our linemen had a unique opportunity to help bring electricity to the people of Haiti. They spent three weeks away from their families to bring the gift of light to an impoverished region in northern Haiti. It is an incredible feeling for our co-op in Minnesota to be able to help people living thousands of miles away.
By traveling to Haiti, our linemen were able to directly assist the people there and improve their quality of life. Many areas in Haiti still lack the basic electric infrastructure that we take for granted here. The nation is also still in the process of recovering from the devastation caused
by the 2010 earthquake that destroyed a substantial portion of the nation’s electric grid. With a national poverty rate well over 50 percent, the Haitian people continue to struggle to rebuild and improve outdated infrastructure.
Watch the video telling the story of this trip below: