Through the 2013 Shapiro Foundation grant, solar electricity was installed in the school in Pacramayu. Students had come to the school from Pacramayu (about 50 families), Huarcayo (about 30 families) and Calcanca  (about 30 families), but before the electricity project, all but five had left to attend school in nearby Lucre, a hike of at least two hours one way. Now the students, their teacher and an aide will return to their local school.

The electricity project provided charging station for the 15 laptop computers that the Peruvian government had provided to the school. In addition, families in all three of the villages were provided with Dlight solar light kits so that they can light their homes in the evening and recharge cell pones and radios. Villagers' lives have been dramatically enhanced by the solar electricity and solar light project.

AuthorAlicia Kozuch