A New Street Lamp

04 Jun

Only in Haiti can something like this happen. The street light outside of our property has not worked for months. The kids used to use it to study at night when the city provided electricity. We thought the city would repair it. But that is not what happens in Haiti.

The kids came to us one night and asked us if we could buy a new street lamp for study and for security. When we asked about getting it repaired, we learned that we needed to buy the lamp and get it installed ourselves. We asked our electrician to install it. He asked if we wanted to connect this to the city electricity or to our invertor. We were surprised! Why would a city street light be connected to our house. So now we have a new street lamp, connected to the city electricity.

We have a study space for our young people to use in the evening because in their homes they have no electricity to study. We turn our lights off by 10:00 p.m. But now, they can continue to study by the street lamp and some do until the city electricity is turned off, which usually is around 4 a.m.



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