International Program

Take a trip that will transform a community and change your life! Sign up today for a week-long journey to bring solar power to off-grid communities in rural Nicaragua.

GRID Alternatives' International Program brings solar power to rural off-grid communities in Nicaragua, providing electricity for schools, health clinics and farms, and energy education for residents.  Based on a "voluntourism" model, the program offers individual and corporate volunteers the opportunity to travel to Nicaragua to install solar systems alongside community members. We have installed solar in 24 communities to-date, and continue to work with the communities to make sure the systems will benefit residents for the long-term.


Travel with us!

In addition to their stay with village families, volunteers also enjoy a variety of organized cultural activities and outings. The trip fee is $1,600 per person, which covers all of the volunteer's lodging, meals, transportation, taxes and fees during the 9-day stay in Nicaragua. Airfare is not included. Participants can fundraise for the trip from their personal networks or pay out-of-pocket. Click here to learn more about upcoming trips. Corporate and private trips are also available. Email international@gridalternatives.org for more information.


Help us Power Up Nepal

One year after the devastating earthquakes, Nepali people are still working to move from rubble to reconstruction, and from darkness to light. In the wake of the disaster, GRID Alternatives is launching a project to bring solar power to one of the most deeply impacted communities in Nepal: the village of Dhapchung. Learn more about the innovative project here!


 

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