About a year ago I was contacted by a teacher who ran across my blog and was looking for help building a pedal generator. I learned that she was planning to bring the pedal generator on a mission to Haiti with a group of students from her school. I was happy to help but soon realized I could help with more than just guidance on her noble mission. Since I had many of the parts on hand, I offered to send her a completed pedal generator along with most of the parts for a second generator.
You may not be aware of this, but less than 40% of the population of Haiti has access to reliable electricity. Take a minute and think about how your life would be without convenient, reliable power. Many of us are so fortunate to be able to enjoy the benefits of a modern first world society, and we often take those perks for granted. Heck, I’ve seen people have a complete meltdown when the local coffee shop is out of oat milk – I can’t imagine that person trying to go a day without access to electricity and everything that it provides.
The Frederica Academy mission to Haiti was delayed a few times last year, but ultimately made the trip – delivering the pedal generators and completing their mission to their sister school in Haiti – Jubilee School.
Here is a picture of Hodilove, one of the kids from Jubilee School in Haiti making use of one of the pedal generators.
Jubilee School is a non-profit organization, if you are interested in supporting the school by sponsoring a child, here is the link!
I am thrilled Frederica Academy reached out to me to and that I was able help with this mission, if only in a small way. Counting my blessings and grateful for all that I have.