University of Idaho Students Spend Winter Break Performing Service with GE

From December 29th, 2016 to January 9th, 2017, three groups of college students from the University of Idaho traveled to three different developing countries to spend part of their winter ...
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Nos Vemos, Nicaragua!

[By: Claudia Aber, Stanford University student and GE/AsoFénix summer intern in Nicaragua]10 weeks after arriving in Nicaragua, August 25th was my last day working with Green Empowerment and AsoFénix. I ...
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Greetings from Nicaragua!

By: Claudia Aber, Stanford University student and GE Intern in NicaraguaI arrived in Nicaragua four weeks ago to work with Asofénix and Green Empowerment, two sustainable development organizations that work ...
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Expanding Rural Energy Access in Nicaragua through Solar Panel Programs

1.3 million people in Nicaragua lack access to electricity, mostly those living in rural areas. This kind of energy poverty can have serious effects on many aspects of life, from ...
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Nicaragua Takeover Week: Lasting Memories

One of my favorite parts of my time in Nicaragua has been taking photos of the people and the culture. While much of this has been in the communities, I ...
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Nicaragua Takeover: Meet the Community Members

Although our projects focus on clean energy and water, the installations have longer-lasting effects on community members. Each system type contributes to healthy lifestyles and can help ease the stresses ...
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Nicaragua Takeover: The Technology

GE installs a number of different technologies through our Boaco program. My personal favorites are our residential solar installations. These systems have immediate effects for the recipient families, as they ...
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Nicaragua Takeover: Meet Our Partners

Green Empowerment partners with Managua-based AsoFenix for our projects in the Boaco region of Nicaragua. As part of our program, Green Empowerment and AsoFenix train local technicians to maintain and repair ...
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Welcome to our Nicaragua Takeover Week

Out in the hills of rural Nicaragua, you’ll find the communities of El Bálsamo, El Jazmín, and El Jocote. These are the sites where I’ve been working for the last ...
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Connections Through Time and Spirit – Reflections on Reading the Death of Ben Linder

By Mike KalkofenThe desire to do something meaningful and help people. You hear it a lot these days, especially in the career marketplace, and I can relate because it was ...
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