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Project Description Los Uveros, a rural settlement in Panama, is largely without access to electricity. The lack of power is a significant bottleneck to the community's growth and also constrains its economic potential. The area relies on agriculture but the lack of supportive infrastructure make this activity far less efficient. The community is seeking money to establish an independent solar power network in Los Uveros in order to harness the sun's energy so that the town can better connect itself with the regional economy.   Progress Update: 4/3/2017 The group of 37 families involved in Solar Energy for Life have all participated in the 6 month long participatory training seminar on topics ranging from proper trash disposal to the pros and cons of different varieties of corn as well as collecting the funds to pay for their portion of the solar panel systems.  These same systems arrived in the community of Los Uveros on the 30th of March and are now providing light in half of the houses of the community.   Testimonials
"This project has been a great opportunity to for me to work with a new group in Los Uveros on improving their lives and community for the better.  We have learned and worked as a group and now we have lights so that we can continue to be proactive in our engagement with the betterment of the community.  I would like to thank World Connect for all of their support and work." -- Colin, Peace Corps Volunteer "I am very proud of our community for working together to win this grant to buy solar panels.  I did not have lights in my house and my day begin and ended with the sun.  Now I can read and help my son with his homework at night when I am done with work.  Thank you World Connect for your help." -- Teresin, Project Leader "I would like to say thank you from my heart for this project.  The information that we learned and the solar panel systems that we have are great for my family and the whole community.  I thank World Connect for supporting Los Uveros and helping us to move into the future." -- Jose, Project Participant

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