Help Bring Solar Power to the People of Nicaragua This Year
February 12, 2014 at 3:03 PM
This year you can tour Nicaragua, help those in need, and learn how to install solar panels. It's a weird combination that completely works if you're up for a little "voluntourism."
Power to the People brings solar electricity to community buildings in developing countries and creates opportunities for local residents through renewable energy. The non-profit agency depends on volunteers to help install the systems. Professional solar companies assist volunteers in every step of the installation process, from attaching the racking system to teaching the community the basics about solar energy.
Power to the People has two trips still open to rural Nicaragua this year: August 9-17 and October 25-November 2.
While in Nicaragua volunteers will also have the chance to take a walking tour of Granada, visit artisan markets, go swimming in natural mineral baths, take a trip to a coffee plantation, and participate in cultural activities.
Most of the trips are $1,600, which includes all lodging, meals and snacks, in-country transportation, entertainment and outings, tips, and taxes.
To learn more about Power to the People or book your trip, visit powertothepeople.org.