Rainbow International has partnered with New Vision Renewable Energy and Mission Waco Mission World to bring light a small Haitian village. According to a press release, at the end of January, the “Light Haiti” project will come to fruition by bringing more than 800 solar powered lights to the remote community of Ferrier Nord Est, located in an impoverished section of the island nation. The lights will provide clean, sustainable light sources to enhance and improve the lives of local families.
For many families living in the village, this will be the first time they have had a source of electricity. No one in the village currently has ongoing electricity and kerosene fuel and candles are expensive and toxic to their health. The families of Ferrier Nord Est will earn a solar light by working together to complete 60 hours of community service. Students and their families and friends will gather together to create a healthier community and will become empowered to create a brighter future for themselves.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to help out people in serious need of electricity,” said Mark Welstead, president of Rainbow International. “Sometimes we forget there are some who are not as fortunate as others. This mission is an opportunity to help those in need.”
The Haitian community will also learn how to assemble, repair and maintain the solar lights and the solar-powered battery will allow them to charge cellphones or small electronic devices.
“Here at The Dwyer Group, we embrace and live our Code of Values everyday which helps with enriching lives,” said Dina Dwyer-Owens, co-chairwoman of The Dwyer Group. “For The Dwyer Group to be part of this project is something special and we are very proud to partner with New Vision Renewable Energy and Mission Waco Mission World to make the lives of others so much better.”
For more information about “Light Haiti” initiative, visit nvre.org.