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PFP Insta

Week One Fanny is a true “momprenuer” on a mission. Find out how she plans to help her husband out with the family income once she gets reliable electricity [...]

2018-07-16T15:58:16-05:00 July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

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2018-01-17T12:12:36-05:00 November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Day 3: Setting Up Camp

We got confirmation that the team arrived safely in Buena Vista at 7:30 p.m. last night. Upon their arrival they had dinner and then set-up their home-sweet-home for the next couple [...]

2018-07-10T11:19:19-05:00 November 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Day 4: A Warm Welcome

Pulling up to the village of Buena Vista was a spectacular moment that I will never forget. As soon as the schoolyard came into view, we realized that all of the [...]

2018-07-10T11:28:02-05:00 November 7th, 2015|2 Comments

Day 7: A Band Of Brothers

The way our team has clicked is unbelievable. Honestly, it was like a brotherhood right off the bat. Out here there are plenty of stressful conditions, and 10 different ways to [...]

2018-07-10T11:31:18-05:00 November 10th, 2015|7 Comments

Day 8: Teaching The Trade

We’re continuing to make good progress and are still slightly ahead of schedule. We wouldn’t be nearly as far along as we are now without the unwavering support of the locals. [...]

2018-07-10T11:33:59-05:00 November 11th, 2015|10 Comments

Day 10: Yeah, That’s How We Roll

Getting from place to place in Guatemala is a trip in itself. In the city, we saw lots of “chicken buses.” They’re actually old American school buses, painted with colorful murals [...]

2018-07-10T11:36:44-05:00 November 13th, 2015|9 Comments

Day 12: Shine On Buena Vista

Yesterday was the day that we’ve all been working towards — the lights came on in Buena Vista! One of the locals, Ofelia De Leon, invited several of us to be [...]

2018-07-10T11:42:00-05:00 November 15th, 2015|6 Comments

Day 13: Suitcases Packed With Purpose

The lights are on in Buena Vista, but our team’s work didn’t end there. Yesterday the linemen distributed over 450 pounds of donated goods to the villagers, including school supplies, backpacks, [...]

2018-07-10T11:42:40-05:00 November 16th, 2015|4 Comments

Day 14: A Heartfelt Token Of Gratitude

Festivities for the inauguration celebration kicked off early yesterday morning with a band playing live music. The entire village came together to celebrate the arrival of electricity in their community, and [...]

2018-07-10T11:43:12-05:00 November 17th, 2015|5 Comments


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

2018-07-10T11:44:13-05:00 November 19th, 2015|5 Comments

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 than themselves. It’s a story worth [...]

2018-07-10T11:44:53-05:00 January 11th, 2016|10 Comments

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 electricity to the remote, mountainous village. [...]

2018-07-10T11:46:12-05:00 June 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Co-op Team Returns From Guatemala

A six-day project scouting trip has brought a team of Michigan electric co-op employees home with details they’ll need to help bring electricity to a remote area of Guatemala. Jim Carpenter, Cherryland [...]

2017-06-09T10:17:34-05:00 July 16th, 2015|0 Comments