Category: Guatemala

GBL Forms New Alliance with Amigos de la Aldea

Partnership will bring solar energy to millions living without electricity in Central America.  The Global BrightLight Foundation (GBL) is honored to announce the formation of a strategic alliance with Amigos de la Aldea (ADLA), a not-for-profit based in Guatemala that shares GBL’s mission of improving the quality of life of rural communities in Latin America. The two…

New lanterns for Guatemala

I spent yesterday (March 12, 2014) in the jungle of the mountainous region of Guatemala.  Richard Grinnell, COO of HELPS International and I started at 5 a.m. and drove 4 1/4 hours out of Guatemala City to Coban. From there we got in a truck and drove another hour and a half.  We then left the truck and…

Update from Guatemala

Is there anything more rewarding than to see a dream realized, a mission accomplished, a vision fulfilled? I first visited the village of Quixalito in Northern Guatemala ten months ago to explore the possibility of introducting the work of Global BrightLight Foundation there.  Quixalito isn’t an easy place to access.  After a four-hour drive from…

Introducing Global BrightLight Foundation (GBF) to Guatemala

I arrived in Guatemala City on Monday, May 28th and was picked up by Raymundo from Duke Energy.  We drove to the Duke offices where I was welcomed by Silvia Cuevas who oversees Duke’s community and public relations.  We immediately went to see Director of Energy Brian Kanell Garcia, who we briefed on the proposed…