VIDEO: NRECA & USAID, Lighting the Way

February 4, 2019 By USGLC

As Americans, it is easy to take electricity for granted. But for over a billion people in the developing world, accessing this life-changing resource is not as simple as flipping a switch.

Check out the first of the USGLC’s Global Impact Project videos, the story of how the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is working with USAID to light the way— giving millions of people in rural communities around the world access to electricity.



“In my heart, Americans help out, no matter where you’re needed.”

Jared Kelley, a line superintendent from Southeast Missouri, traveled with NRECA International from America’s heartland to Riberalta, Bolivia, helping to build miles of electricity infrastructure— bringing opportunity and self-sufficiency— in a region of the world that needed it most.

In partnership with USAID, NRECA International has brought electricity to over 160 million people in over 40 countries.

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