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t the time you’re receiving this edition of Oklahoma Living, 16 Oklahoma and Missouri co-op volunteers are arriving in northern Bo- livia. They depart from the United States on


August 1 and will return to their homes August 17. Their mission: to bring electricity to two remote villages in the Amazonian area of Bolivia that have never had electric power before. At the end of this project, 361-plus house- holds will benefi t from having light. For the villagers, their reward will be safety, economic empowerment and a higher quality of life. These 16 volunteers hugged their loved ones “farewell” and left the comforts of their homes. They are taking the unknown road to “Energy Trails,” a path from their towns in rural Oklahoma and Missouri all the way to Riberalta, Bolivia. To make the journey, these volunteers spent the last few months preparing. From a myriad of paperwork to training physical techniques, these dedicated men are now ready to roll up their sleeves. Residents from the villages of Dos de Junio and El Torito have anxiously awaited their arrival. From afar, we can only imagine the sparkle in their eyes as they see our volunteers connecting poles, installing transformers and wiring homes. The “promise” day is here for these villagers. As an Oklahoma co-op member, you are a part of this dream. Your support and involvement in your cooperative enable the cooperative business model to be stronger. Cooperatives are built on the premise of neighbors helping neighbors. The means fi rst and foremost taking care of our local communities, and then extending a hand to those in need who have not been as fortunate. This cooperation transcends borders.


Anna Politano Editor,


Oklahoma Living


In the next few days, we invite you to keep these linemen in your thoughts and prayers. We often don’t think about it anymore, but had it not been for the hard work and dedication of farmers and ranchers who banded together in the 1930s, rural America would not have power. They were our heroes. Today, linemen who restore power when we are in the dark are our heroes, braving hazardous conditions and adverse weather so we can have light. To villagers in northern Bolivia, these 16 volunteers are their heroes. If you ask any of these linemen, they will tell you they’re honored to “relive” the memories of rural America 80 years ago. Today, they get to do the same for neighbors in the south—and that, my friends, is truly special.


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Photos by Nikki Withey/OAEC Photos by Nikki Withey/OAEC AUGUST 2016 5


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