Farm Credit Affiliation
NRECA International Foundation's Perspective
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) supports the 840
electric cooperatives and 65 generation and transmission cooperatives that
bring power to 42 million citizens and 18.5 million businesses, homes, schools,
churches, farms, irrigation systems and other establishments in 47 states. NRECA’s
members serve 2,500 of America’s 3,141 counties, including the most remote.
the transformative impact that access to power has on families, communities and
economies, the NRECA International Foundation now works to bring rural electrification
to communities in underdeveloped countries. More than 42 countries around the
world have benefitted from the Foundation’s efforts, which include both
financial contributions and volunteer support provided by America’s rural
strive to impact the health, education, economic development and safety of
rural populations around the world through electrification,” says Marc Breslaw,
executive director for the NRECA International Foundation.
efforts are a means for America's rural electric cooperatives to bring the
benefits of electricity, which many take for granted, to improve the lives and
livelihoods of those living in less fortunate circumstances. This
electrification puts the promise of improved health, education, productivity
and parity of opportunity firmly within the grasp of those working for
individual and societal advancement for our fellow global citizens, helping
create a better future.
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