Co-ops Empower Communities
In 2019, 84 volunteer linemen from 9 states traveled to Guatemala and Bolivia to bring first time electricity access to more than 1800 people who live in remote areas in these countries. Most of these electrification projects were sponsored by statewide associations, all with the same goal: To improve the lives of people by bringing them affordable and reliable electricity. Each team traveled to an area to construct line and connect homes with electricity.
Thank you, for supporting our mission.
MISSOURI ON A MISSION
Association of Missouri Electric Co-ops
Where: Trapichitos, Guatemala
The crew: 10 lineworkers, 9 co-ops
Connected: 595 people
**This project was completed in two missions. Another Missouri team completed the job in January, 2020.
Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin
PARTNERS FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives
Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives
Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
Where: Tierra Blanca Chixoy, Guatemala
The crew: 12 lineworkers, 12 co-ops
Connected: 210 people