When recent violence in Port au Prince closed schools and shut down all commerce in the city, AMURTEL set up a Child Friendly Space in our center. Providing children with a safe place to go during the day, it also provided a sense of continuity and took their minds off the rioting and looting just […]
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DONATE HERE VIA PAYPAL OR CREDIT CARD DONATE HERE VIA CHECK or other means Background The Purulia District of West Bengal is one of the most neglected and impoverished areas of India. The land is extremely arid and rocky and crop yield is poor. As a result, many of the local people live below […]
Nancy Wilson-Rhoades and Bev Kehoe traveled to Puerto Rico to assess appropriate sites for the Power on Puerto Rico Portable Solar Charging Stations (POP or SOS). This is a joint project of Amurtel, an international relief organization directed by Joni Zweig, and Amicus, a consortium of US solar power companies, including Aegis, owned by Nils […]
Nancy and I toured through many regions where the power is still out. There are power company ‘brigades’ from Minnesota, Alabama, Texas but even so some will be out for months to come. Raymond, a security guard in Old San Juan who lives in Corozal, said the he can see the live power but ” […]
Mahesh (Manuel Toledo) set up a meeting with Luisa. The Instituto is a University non-profit that works in the communities and engages students to contribute. She is a busy, energetic woman and said that this is the end of the semester so students are very busy with exams and presentations. It appears that it would […]
We met with Melvin Rodriguez of Aireko on Thursday in Caguas. Aireko is a 50-year-old construction company with 3 arms: maintenance, new construction and energy; it is part of the Amicus Consortium. We reviewed the plans, Nancy asked him to translate the one-pager and he offered to visit sites with us. He spoke about […]
On the first day of our PR trip with Nancy Wilson-Rhoades, I realized that it has been just about 100 days since Hurricane Maria ripped across the island, on September 20. While the government/media say power is restored to 60% of the island, we’ve been told that it is closed to 40-50%, and often that […]
Nancy Wilson Rhoades and Bev Kehoe are traveling to Puerto Rico in the next step for bringing the portable solar power charging stations to the island. We will be making blog posts as we travel through the island. January 17 is our travel day!
In response to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Puerto Rico, a group of U.S. solar companies and a global disaster relief agency are mobilizing to bring portable emergency power trailers to remote areas of the unincorporated U.S. territory. Roughly 40% of Puerto Rico is still without power and clean drinking water after the catastrophic Hurricane […]