International Stories

Read the stories from our staff, volunteers, and the people we serve in other countries. As it did for Americans 75 years ago, learn how safe, affordable and reliable electricity continues to bring better healthcare, education, economic growth and safety for people around the world.


January Edition: NRECA International Activities

http://www.nreca.coop/what-we-do/international-programs/about-our-international-programs/international-update/
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Beyond the Grid in Liberia

An NRECA International project emphasizes renewable generation In powering rural towns. Read the full story on the RE Magazine website.
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New Perspectives: A Conversation with Sheldon Petersen,
Chief Executive Officer, CFC

As CEO of CFC and NCSC for 20 years, Sheldon Petersen spends approximately 180 days a year on the road. He meets with NRECA member co-ops around the country to share and discover ideas on how CFC can help them serve their members. An electric co-op veteran and a dedicated supporter of NRECA International, Sheldon added
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October Edition: NRECA International Activities

http://www.nreca.coop/what-we-do/international-programs/about-our-international-programs/international-update/
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Juana Castillo, Family Matriarch, Aldea las Cuevas, Guatemala

About 1.1 billion people in the world live without access to electricity, disproportionately hurting women and children more than any other group. Females are half of the global population, but nearly 75 percent live in energy poverty. Juana Castillo, living in Aldea las Cuevas, Guatemala, used to be one of these women
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Meet Guillermo Layerenza: NRECA International’s Project Manager in Sierra Leone

Since Guillermo Layerenza started working at NRECA in January, he’s traveled between Virginia, Benin, Nigeria, and Tanzania – not your average commute to work. And now, he can add Sierra Leone to the list, where he manages an NRECA International project that will help create a roadmap for this troubled country to have
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July Edition: NRECA International Activities

http://www.nreca.coop/what-we-do/international-programs/about-our-international-programs/international-update/
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Meet Dana Brosig: The Woman behind the Wheel in Haiti

In 2013, NRECA International began establishing the first electric co-op in communities in southwestern Haiti with funding and support from the United Nations Environmental Programme, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Inter-American Development Bank and the NRECA International Foundation. But on the gr
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June Edition: NRECA International Activities

http://www.nreca.coop/what-we-do/international-programs/about-our-international-programs/international-update/
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