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BENEFITING: Grid Alternatives

ORGANIZER: Grid Alternatives

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2015

Jess Jozwiak

THE STORY:

Hello friends, family, colleagues, New Yorkers, and ATLiens: 

I am psyched to announce that I will be traveling to Nicaragua this spring with a non-profit called Grid Alternatives. These guys do amazing work and bring solar energy to remote villages that would not otherwise have electricity in their communities. As many of you know from my professional pursuits, I am passionate about renewable energy & this could not be a more rewarding opportunity.

SO! Where do I come in? It has been quite a long time since I struggled for that C in circuits class at Vandy, but thanks to the careful supervision of the pros at Grid Alternatives, I will be helping to install solar panels into a school in the village of Agua Fria. Bottom line, if you want to hook up a grade school of adorable, kind, deserving kids with clean electricity, donate to support my mission today. Any amount will help and I greatly appreciate it! More information about my trip is below.

♫Dance, jump on it♫, and if you feel so moved, click to the right to donate! Thanks in advance. 

xoxo,
-Joz

Grid Alternatives wrote -

From April 18-26, 2015, GRID Alternatives will be leading a trip to Nicaragua with volunteers to install an off-grid photovoltaic system on a primary school in the community of Agua Fria. Agua Fria is a small town located in the department of Esteli, Nicaragua. The community is made up of 159 people living in 30 houses and is 6km from the electric grid. There is a public bus that visits the community twice a week when the road is passable in the dry season.


Residents of Agua Fria do not have electricity and most use kerosene lamps or candles to see at night. While many families own a cell phone, there is not a strong signal in the community so people walk up a hill to find a spot that has enough reception to make or receive a call. The houses in Agua Fria do not have running water, but there is a well with potable water nearby where families haul water in buckets from the well to their houses. Laundry and bathing take place in a nearby river.

Agua Fria, Esteli
The main economic activity in the community is agriculture. Families grow wheat, corn and beans and some families also raise cattle. The crops are mainly consumed by the families that grow them, but some are sold at a local market for income.
The only school in Agua Fria is an elementary school that consists of three rooms; two classrooms and a room for the teacher to sleep overnight. The school is used for many different purposes, including first through sixth grade classes, a technical program for students on the weekend, and an adult literacy program in the evenings. Volunteers will be installing an off-grid PV system on the school, bringing lights and AC electricity to the community to help improve the quality and access to education in Agua Fria.

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Gifford Jenkins-Davis

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Jess Jozwiak

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Kristin Hayes

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Donor Comments

Kendall Fountain

Kendall Fountain

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Sam Maslin

Sam Maslin

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Brooke

Brooke

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Bill Calton

Bill Calton

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Kara Johnson

Kara Johnson

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Elizabeth Diaz-Esquivel

Elizabeth Diaz-Esquivel

DONATION: $50

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Emily

Emily

DONATION: $50

Way to go Jess!! 3 years ago

Devin Henson

Devin Henson

DONATION: $50

you light up my life, Jess! 3 years ago

Dad & Cathy

Dad & Cathy

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We are so proud of you Jess 3 years ago

Sami Lawrence

Sami Lawrence

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Love you, big big! 3 years ago