How life in Yei, South Sudan changed at the flip of a switch

Right now, we’re kind of in love with this video, which does a damn fine job of showing how US-supported electricity projects are improving lives in rural Africa. 

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), with the help of USAID, US member co-ops and local workers, built an electric distribution system in Yei, South Sudan – the newest nation in the world. And man – has it opened up the village’s eyes to the tremendous benefits that reliable electricity brings: more jobs at the local woodworking shop, medicines cool in a refrigerator, and villagers safe at night with street lights.

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But enough of me – let the NRECA show off their project in the video above – and see how proud they and the local workers are of their hard work.

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And now take the next step from observer to action taker: Join ONE’s Power Project and recruit your friends to help pass a bill that will provide 50 million Africans with energy for the first time.