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Grid Alternatives' Fundraiser:

Los Chaguites, Nicaragua Solar Installation June 20-28, 2015

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THE STORY:

From June 20-28, 2015 GRID Alternatives volunteers will travel to Los Chaguites, Jinotega, Nicaragua, and work in this rural community that has no grid electricity. Community members use candles, kerosene lamps and flashlights to light their homes. Kerosene lamps are not only expensive but also dangerous for indoor use. They are a fire hazard, and emit fumes that can cause chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma.

GRID volunteers will install a battery-based photovoltaic system that will provide lights and AC electricity for the school, providing light day and night while creating a safe place for community members to meet after dark. The PV system will allow the school to serve as a central charging place for cell phones and other appliances that will improve the quality of life in the community.

Volunteers will work alongside local community members to install the entire system, from start to finish, including the AC side (outlets, switches, light sockets). Working on the roof, wiring the inverter and charge controller and installing the batteries will give the group a hands-on solar experience.

While in the rural community, the group will participate in cultural activities to better understand the “campesino” way of life, such as learning how to make tortillas, or rosquillas, a popular corn-based desert. Before and after the installation, volunteers may have a chance to go on a hike, see an eco-resort, enjoy the architecture in a Colonial town and experience more aspects of Nicaraguan food, music and culture.

To learn more about this trip please visit http://www.gridalternatives.org/learn/programs/international-program/los-chaguites

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