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Electricity Changes Everything

More than 1.6 billion people in the world remain without electricity

That’s why Michigan’s electric cooperatives are partnering with the NRECA International
Foundation to bring electricity to remote villages in Guatemala.


Electricity is More than A Convenience

It All Starts With Power.


Project Overview

The project goal is to build an electric line extension in Guatemala that will benefit about 54 families in the small community of Buena Vista. This area is located near the Mexico border, about seven hours from Guatemala City by vehicle. This community produces mainly corn and beans, as well as some cattle and timber. Some villagers own properties in lower lands where coffee is grown. Access to electricity will provide improved healthcare, better education, safer streets and economic growth.


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Back to Buena Vista

About a year and a half ago, Michigan’s electric cooperatives sent 10 linemen to Buena Vista, Guatemala. They worked side-by-side with local residents to bring [...]

Telling The Story

People can’t stop talking about the Partners For Power project. It’s a story with heart. A story about people coming together for a cause bigger [...]


There was a general spirit of gratitude as our linemen reunited with their families at the Grand Rapids airport this evening — gratitude for a [...]

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