Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize)

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Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize)
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Community Name: San Benito Poite
Country: Belize
Volunteer(s) Name: G Herrington
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Texas
Funds community contributed: 570.50
PPCP #: 535-138
Year of project approval: 2005
Projects started in Belize 2005 (5).
Crique Sarco Primary School Computer Lab, Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing, Indian Church Farming Cooperative, Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize), Water Pump Replacement Belize
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Other Projects in Belize (9).
Crique Sarco Primary School Computer Lab, Crooked Tree Pasture Clearing, Independence Village Housing Reconstruction, Indian Church Farming Cooperative, Maya Mountain View Playground, Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize), Summer Environmental Workshop, Village Market, Water Pump Replacement Belize
State Flag of Texas.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Texas (19).
Matthew Acre, Amber Barger, David Bauer, Steve Beckman, Joshua Busby, Business Plan Development Seminars, Center and School for Orphans, Center for Community Development, Community Literacy, Jolie Dennis, Disabled Peoples' Organizations Union of Ukraine Job Training Center Equipment, English Literacy Center, Fergana Printing of HIV/AIDS Brochures, ICT Computer Lab for JHS, Khorol English and Technology Project … further results
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Info about the Solar Powered Community Phones (Belize)

The rural communities of San Benito Poite, Santa Teresa, and Mabil Ha are remote villages that lack transportation and communication. These factors make it difficult to respond to medical emergencies and are an impediment to rural development. During the rainy season these communities are often cut off due to flood bridges and raging rivers. Without communication it is impossible to arrange for transportation to a hospital for serious medical cases. Additionally, it is difficult to arrange community development meeting with development agencies or other communities. Often meeting times are changes numerous times and when the meeting does take place attendance is low. The communities are requesting Partnership assistance to purchase 3 solar powered phones, one for each village. The communities with contribute labor, transportation costs and cash to the project.

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