In September this year, Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti badly, devastating an already impoverished nation. Not only did Hurricane Matthew result in death and health issues, but it also wrecked the infrastructure of this Caribbean country, crippling families, businesses, NGOs and charity organizations.
MABO, for instance, which is a home for Haitian children that have been orphaned or whose families are presently unable to provide for them, didn’t have decent access to power. MABO is meant to be a safe haven in a country that is constantly trying to overcome natural disasters, disease and economic despair; but without power, how would they manage some of their daily efforts?
We worked with a church in Racine, Wisconsin to help bring light into their home. SkyFire donated the inverter and charge controller for their solar PV system. Our CEO’s uncle and an electrician from the church installed the solar PV system for MABO orphanage two weeks ago. David Kelly’s cousin who is a doctor also volunteers several times a year to treat the children at the orphanage.
We are glad to be able to support MABO so that they can continue to nurture these children into independent and productive citizens in a country whose future so desperately depends upon them.