Electric cooperatives in Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming are joining forces to bring first-time electricity to a remote village in rural Bolivia later this year.
Beyond providing the gift of light, the volunteer linemen going on the mission want to present each household that receives electricity with a water filter that provides clean water for the next 10 years. Each water filter costs about $50.
Colorado’s electric cooperatives are collecting donations to finance these water filters and more. Money raised beyond what is needed for the water filters will be used to purchase computers for the schools in the village and other gifts to improve the quality of life in the village.
You can join this mission by visiting https://crea.coop/community-outreach/current-causes/ and making a donation. Or send your check to the co-op nonprofit organization, CEEI, 5400 Washington St., Denver, CO 80216. Make checks payable to CEEI/Bolivia.