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blueEnergy
August 26, 2008

I was drawn to blueEnergy by its unique local approach in development. While so many actors choose instead to build a turbine and leave forever, blueEnergy had a training curriculum, a permanent presence, and most importantly, manufactured and maintained turbines locally. It is touching to see an organization that can involve itself in so many fronts, without losing focus of the key energy milestones it was created to service. Particularly touching was a training seminar in which 9 operators received diplomas, invited their families, and returned to their communities where they were then capable of servicing problems that may occur with the turbines. Instead of relying on Western return trips, local training provides both a feeling of social ownership and pride, as well as a transfer of technological know-how. blueEnergy is innovative, entrepreneurial, and most importantly, working for people who desperately need them.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the children who now use light in the local school.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep looking for more support.

More feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its integrated social culutre between Nicaraguans and foreigners.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

adventurous, compassionate, and balanced.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

work toward electrifying the entire off-grid population of Nicaragua.

Ways to make it better...

I were there longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding the right human resources to live in Nicaragua.

One thing I'd also say is that...

as this organization matures, it is learning more lessons and becoming more effective at delivering appropriate services.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I coordinated surveys and administrative training projects in the communities.