Global Voices

Enjoy a different perspective on the world through our global voices. Hear the stories from our staff, volunteers, and the people we serve in other countries. Get a glimpse into their lives and the work being done around the world.


Global Voices: Zach and Skeeter

Skeeter (left) and Zach (second from right) take a break with their Chilean counterparts Skeeter Ballard and Zach Rebstock, United Cooperative Services, Texas The NRECA International Foundation routinely sends volunteers overseas to work on projects that help provide reliable electricity to rural communities that don’t
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A Letter from Randy Erickson, South Sudan

South Sudan. How did a guy from Alaska end up in South Sudan? Maybe the question is why. The why part happened when Bob said he wanted to go to Church on Sunday before continuing our trip from Yei to Maridi. We arrived at the Church early but it didn’t take long for the pews to start filling up. It would be packe
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Daniel Sanders

Meet Daniel Sanders, a new member of the International Programs team but already a familiar face at NRECA as a product ofYouth Tour and his native Texan co-op. His time is split between Washington, D.C. and Haiti as he takes the leap into international rural electrificatoin.
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Let There Be Light

I’m driven to volunteer in ways that can help raise people up. As a new employee, I watched a video on NRECA’s work in South Sudan, and I felt the same motivation as the linemen to connect communities with power and hope. I wished I had some expertise to volunteer with the linemen overseas. Then seven years
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